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They aren't circles. It is a coil of barbed wire.
With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.
The enlarged image seems to depict a more injurious form of barbed wire called razor wire, where the coils of wire are studded not with barbs but with blades.
tony h and Erik : Thank you two very very much for the terms. I really appreciate it.
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