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GALLERY: Clown-ing around

The Laugh Festival is celebrated by the Latin American clown brotherhood and gathers clowns from Central America to learn and improve their entertainment skills. The annual event stretches over a few days in May and gets the clowns to meet fellow clown folk and citizens to, pretty much, laugh.

Here are a few photos from the event this year:

Guatemalan clown Meneito works in his make up, before a workshop during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014.
Guatemalan clown Meneito works in his make up, before a workshop during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Salvadorean clown Tito Enfermerito poses for a portrait during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014.
Salvadorean clown Tito Enfermerito poses for a portrait during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014. AFP
Clowns get ready during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014.
Clowns get ready during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. The Laugh Festival is celebrated by the Latin American clown brotherhood and gathers clowns from Central America to learn and improve their entertainment skills. AFP
Mexican clown Llanton poses for a portrait during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014.
Mexican clown Llanton poses for a portrait during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014. AFP
Mexican clown poses for a portrait during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014.
Mexican clown poses for a portrait during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014. AFP
Clowns take part in a workshop during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns take part in a workshop during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns take part in a workshop during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns take part in a workshop during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
A clown jokes with a pedestrian during a parade as part of the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
A clown jokes with a pedestrian during a parade as part of the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 19, 2014. AFP
Clowns pose for a picture during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014. AFP
Clowns pose for a picture during the VI Laugh Festival in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 20, 2014. AFP