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Circus founder prepares for space

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One of the founders of Cirque du Soleil is making final preparations for 12 days on board the International Space Station.

Guy Laliberte paid a reported $35m to become the first Canadian space tourist, joining a crew on board a Soyuz rocket due to take off on Wednesday.

Rayhan Demytrie reports from Almaty.

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