MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) — Eight hundred brightly-dressed clowns from around the world converged in Mexico City on Wednesday for the 17th International Clown Convention. The convention’s theme was peace through laughter.
They gathered at Mexico City’s Mother’s Monument and then set about laughing and guffawing for a full 15 minutes, hoping that a world with more laughter will have less time for violence.
“We held ‘laugh for peace’ to speak out against violent conflicts, especially the internal conflicts in Mexico. We don’t want violence, and we hope we can make more people love peace and learn to smile more often,” said Llantom, Chairman of the Mexico Clown Association.
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