Children performing at the National Circus Festival
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Circus school brings hope to vulnerable Afghan children

20 August 2013 Last updated at 21:24 BST

Since 2002, a charity in Afghanistan has been teaching young boys and girls traumatised by years of conflict circus skills such as juggling and acrobatics.

It is hoped that by playing together, vulnerable children from different backgrounds will develop a sense of confidence and learn the value of teamwork.

Tom Bayly reports.