| GEO World|
| Mexico hosts 14th International Clown Convention|
| Updated at: 1812 PST, Tuesday, October 20, 2009|
MEXICO CITY: Hundreds of clowns from across Latin America gathered in Mexico City on Monday for the 14th International Clown Convention.
The convention brought together clowns, from Mexico, Central America and the United States, for four days of workshops, classes, competitions and performances.
Many of the clowns are professionals who make their living entertaining.
One clown said he thought the job was an excellent career choice. "It's a very respectable job, a great job that can touch everybody from the very young one to the old," he said.
Clown Tomas Morales said that they hoped to start a clown school and were planning to raise money to get the project started.