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Shrine Circus sets up in Lewiston

Marcus Petersen, right, and Dennie Pinson set up sections for a two-ring circus at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Thursday. The 61st annual Kora Shrine Circus will kick off Friday with shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday shows are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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