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Clown Fair Brings Together Laughter Masters
In a Laughter Fair in México City this week, professional clowns discussed and rejoiced on the secrets that make people laugh. 
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 photo, straight whiteface clown, Chirrido, 44, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. Chirrido has been a clown for 20 years.

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Los Chanclitias of Guatemala; Caitio, 21, and his brother Lunarsito, 20, pose for photos during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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. The Auguste clown duo have been performing for 11 years.

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In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 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. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. Bufon Marley has been in the clown business for 4 years. 

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Whiteface clown Jessycorazon, 36, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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. Jessycorazon has been as a clown for 19 years. 

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Whiteface clown Burbujita poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances.

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Kika-evolution, a 5-year-old Auguste clown, poses for a portrait with her father Rayito Show, 35, also an Auguste clown, during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances.

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Rober Ahistan Yalosvie, 50, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. Rober Ahistan Yalosvie has worked as a clown for 18 years.

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grostesque whiteface clown, Llantom, 60, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. Llantom is the fair's principal event organizer and has been in the clown business for 19 years.

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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. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances.

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 El Chaplin Mexicano, 66, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. El Chaplin Mexicano has been in the clown business for 24 years

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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, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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. Trozo has been a clown for 18 years.

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Trompetin, 16, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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. Trompetin started in the clown business when he was 5-years-old.

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Rober Ahistan Yalosvie, 50, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. Rober Ahistan Yalosvie has worked as a clown for 18 years

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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. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. A convention favorite, the performing group whose ages range from 13-18, are proficient unicyclists and jugglers.

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 The clowns AmPolllita, 35, left, and his brother Yulin, 27, pose for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances. The Auguste duo from Monterrey who form a group called QueChichones, have been performing as clowns for 9 years.

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Straight whiteface clown Tikitiki, 83, poses for a photo during Mexico's 17th annual clown convention, La Feria de la Risa, in Mexico City. Approximately 500 clowns gathered at two local theaters in the capital city to exchange ideas, compete for laughs and show off their comedy performances.

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Clown Fair Brings Together Laughter Masters

In a Laughter Fair in México City this week, professional clowns discussed and rejoiced on the secrets that make people laugh. 

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