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Rubber girls
Updated: 2005-05-25 15:04

A young contortionist practises at the Mongolian National Circus in Ulan Bator May 24, 2005. The Mongolian National Circus, which was established in 1940, presents several performances like acrobatics, gymnastics, juggling, tightrope walking, animal acts, clowns, magic tricks, and is best known for its contortionists. It has continuously trained contortionists, also known as 'rubber girls' or 'Girls without Bones'. [Reuters]