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Children training to be acrobats for the Fei Yan Acrobatics Troupe, Changsha, Hunan Province, China.


source: telegraph.co.uk

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The troupe's young members train each day from 8:10am to 11:30am and from 14:00 to 17:30pm.
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Training in the troupe is free of charge and after becoming contracted the children received a monthly wage.
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As part of their training the children perform the same actions over and over again until they are perfected.
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Troupe leader Han Keting says: Most children started training from 8 years old and as an acrobat they only have 5 years of golden time - from 16 to 20. After 20 years old their skills are becoming rusty and body is becoming stiff.
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Each month the difficulty level is then raised and they learn a new set of even tougher stunts.
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