Mexico’s 17th Annual Clown Convention

Kika-evolution, 5, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, October 23, 2012. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. (Photo by Anita BacaAP Photo)

Bufon Marley, 44, a medieval jester, poses for a photo during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

Chicharon, 31, a tramp clown, poses for a photo during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, October 24, 2012. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

AmPollita, 35, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

Trozo, 64, an Auguste clown poses for a photo with his oversized slingshot and pet cow, Pintita, during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, October 24, 2012. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

Caitio, 21, and his brother Lunarcito, 20, pose for photos during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, October 24, 2012. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

The youngest member of the clown group “Amigatos”, Guellitas, 13, poses for a photo with fellow group members, during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

El Chaplin Mexicano, 66. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

Whiteface clown Burbujita. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

Whiteface clown Jessycorazon, 36, poses for a photo during Mexico’s 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. (Photo by Anita Baca/AP Photo)

Clowns pose for the official photo at the XVII th Clown Convention in Mexico City. (Photo by Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press)

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