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

 

              Trompetin, 16, an Auguste clown, poses for a photo during Mexico
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. (AP Photo/Anita Baca)