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In Pictures: Roll up for some spectacular stunts from the Cirque Berserk

Performers are still entertaining the public with jaw-dropping feats 250 years after the modern circus was created.

Whether extricating yourself from a bottle, flying through the air or playing with fire, the ring is still a place for performers to defy the usual laws of physics and entertain the public.

The Cirque Berserk showed off some mind-boggling manoeuvres during a visit to the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh.

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William from the African act Timbuktu Tumblers shows his flexibility (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Odka pours herself into a bottle (Andrew Milligan)
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Odka takes an unconventional route out of the bottle (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Contortionist Odka prepares to use a bow and arrow (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Contortionist Odka prepares to fire an arrow (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Laci shows he has a head for heights with his aerial act (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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Gabriel produces a ring of fire at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh (Andrew Milligan/PA)
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It is a team effort as the Cirque Berserk cast pose together (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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