<p id="docs-internal-guid-7847d8cb-4231-e99f-d76e-3a09491dffb3" dir="ltr"><strong>Every Monday night around dusk in <a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/sao-paulo">São Paulo, Brazil</a>, a group of jugglers gather in a small city square covered in <a href="http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/sao-paulo-street-art/">graffiti murals</a> to put on a show.</strong></p><p dir="ltr">They juggle hats, balls, clubs while riding unicycles, and even fire—such as the performer pictured above. (<a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/brazil-photos/">See more Brazil pictures</a>.)</p><p dir="ltr">For the Circo do Beco—or Circus of the Alley—a small city square in São Paulo's Vila Madalena neighborhood is transformed into a makeshift performance space, where street jugglers and professionals alike come to show off their skills, learn new tricks, and let off some steam, according to Reuters.</p><p dir="ltr">On April 8, Reuters photographer <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/nachodoce/">Nacho Doce</a> spent an evening with the performers, capturing a tradition that dates back more than ten years.</p><p dir="ltr"><em>—Kate Andries</em></p>

Playing With Fire

Every Monday night around dusk in São Paulo, Brazil, a group of jugglers gather in a small city square covered in graffiti murals to put on a show.

They juggle hats, balls, clubs while riding unicycles, and even fire—such as the performer pictured above. (See more Brazil pictures.)

For the Circo do Beco—or Circus of the Alley—a small city square in São Paulo's Vila Madalena neighborhood is transformed into a makeshift performance space, where street jugglers and professionals alike come to show off their skills, learn new tricks, and let off some steam, according to Reuters.

On April 8, Reuters photographer Nacho Doce spent an evening with the performers, capturing a tradition that dates back more than ten years.

—Kate Andries

Photograph by Nacho Doce, Reuters

Behind-the-Scenes: Brazil's Circus of the Alley

Every Monday night in a São Paulo square, jugglers get together to put on a show and learn new tricks.

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