How to cut the non-overlapping part of 2 shapes in Illustrator CS6

I have 2 shapes (see below) a circle and a shape of the US. I want to remove the part of the US that falls outside the circle. How is this possible?

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This doesn’t answer your question specifically (no “cutting” involved), but another less-permanent way to do this is with a clipping mask. Duplicate the circle and make sure it is above the art you want to remove.

Then, select both the circle and the art, and do ObjectClipping MaskMake.

This will just “hide” the portion that you don’t want to appear without actually cutting the artwork.





If you view the Outlines, you can see the rest of North America is still there, just hidden.

Hidden Eastern Seaboard

Side note: the Hawaii on your map is HUGE. 😉

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