Elephant Invasion!

Ringling Bros. knows how to put on a show.

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Elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnem & Bailey Circus stop near the U.S. Capitol for a photo op on the National Mall.
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Performer Mariya Klose - a "lovely" in circus parlance - rides atop one of the elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnem & Bailey Circus near the U.S. Capitol as they parade through town to announce the circus's arrival for performances on March 16, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Residents and visitors alike lined up to watch the elephants go by.
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A woman watches from a window of the Government Accountability Office as elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnem & Bailey Circus parade through town.
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The Rushmores - mascots for the Washington Nationals MLB baseball team in the guise of former U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt - get in on the act as elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnem & Bailey Circus stop near the U.S. Capitol for a photo op.
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The Washington Monument is seen as performer Mariya Klose rides atop one of the elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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The elephants stop and prep for their photo op on the National Mall.
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Um, could you get the elephants to turn around please?
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DC workers take a break to watch elephants pass by the U.S. Department of Labor building.
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 16: People watch elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnem & Bailey Circus as they parade through town to announce the circus's arrival for performances on March 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. The circus' Zing Zang Zoom Red Tour will be at the Verizon Center from March 18 to March 21. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 16: Elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnem & Bailey Circus pass a highway sign as they parade through town to announce the circus's arrival for performances on March 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. The circus' Zing Zang Zoom Red Tour will be at the Verizon Center from March 18 to March 21. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
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People watch the elephants go by.
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The elephants make their way near the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall as they parade through town.
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