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Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is the capital city and the name of a region of Ethiopia. Olympic stadium. Circus Ethiopia, a group of children, young men and women ( 30 all together), is performing its show. Human pyramids. Circus Ethiopia was legally established in 1991 with a view to introduce circus art in Ethiopia. Ever since its creation Circus Ethiopia has given new dimension to  circus art in Ethiopia but as well internationally. By blending the art with the Ethiopian traditional costume, music and dance, Circus Ethiopia with its associative approach has inspired many circuses to grow throughout Ethiopia. The symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red. They were originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. © 1996  Didier Ruef