Mexican town thrives on U.S. carnivals

Posted: January 5, 2014 at 3:42 a.m.

James Judkins photographs the winning team at a carnival workers' soccer tournament on Nov. 12, 2013 in Tlapacoyan, Mexico. Illustrates MEXICO-CARNIVAL (category i), by Joshua Partlow (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Joshua Partlow)

TLAPACOYAN, Mexico — After his sophomore year at college, James Judkins and a friend who was an aspiring juggler ditched their cafeteria jobs and ran off to join the circus.

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