25/07/2012 11:29 BST | Updated 25/07/2012 11:35 BST

Clown Congress Meets In Guatemala City...Yet Fail To Raise A Smile (PICTURES)

It was the fourth annual Latin American Clown Congress and all the necessary ingredients were present and correct.

Roses, floppy shoes, spinning bowties and buckets of face paint were in abundance. As were the masters of the magic – an army of clowns.


'Molinillo' looks down in the mouth at the fourth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City

Strangely nearly every single one wore a grimace at the event, which encourages performers to exchange ideas and attend workshops.

With the clowns seemingly unable to turn those frowns upside down, what should have been a silly event seemed to have taken a turn for the sinister...


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