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Sentence #6331912 — belongs to Hybrid
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Clowns are almost everywhere these days in popular culture.
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Sentence #6331913 — belongs to Hybrid
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Clowns are perhaps best known for performing in traveling circuses.
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Sentence #6331914 — belongs to Hybrid
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Clowns have been making crowds laugh for generations.
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Schon seit Generationen belustigen Clowns die Massen.
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Sentence #6331915 — belongs to Hybrid
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What clowns represent in popular culture has changed a lot over the past 400 years.
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Sentence #6331916 — belongs to Hybrid
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Clowns have existed in different forms for a long time. Researchers have found evidence of clowns in ancient Rome, China, and Africa. Their job was to make the ancient rulers laugh.
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Sentence #6331917 — belongs to Hybrid
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At least one Native American group, the Hopi Tribe, also has a tradition involving clown-like characters.
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Sentence #6331918 — belongs to Hybrid
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Clowns began appearing in the form we recognize today in the 17th century, as a character known as a harlequin. They were common in European theater, and played a character who acted foolish or played tricks.
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Sentence #6331919 — belongs to Hybrid
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A harlequin wore colorful clothing and covered his face with a mask to protect his identity.
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Ein Harlekin trug farbenfrohe Kleider und verbarg sein Gesicht hinter einer Maske, um seine Identität nicht preiszugeben.
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Arlekeno surhavis kolorajn vestojn kaj maskis sian vizaĝon por ne malkaŝi sian identecon.
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Sentence #6331920 — belongs to Hybrid
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Clowns from Europe arrived in North America after England began exporting circuses, with their clowns, other performers and trained animals.
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Sentence #6331921 — belongs to Hybrid
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Starting in the early 1900s, circus shows were very successful in the United States.
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