Coulrophobics, you don't have to worry about running into clowns this weekend, because they are all at a convention. The 17th International Clown Convention began Wednesday in Mexico City.
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.