Hundreds of clowns have gathered in Mexico City for a "laugh-a-thon" to protest against gang violence in the country.
Around 500 entertainers from across Latin America laughed and played an assortment of comedy instruments for 15 minutes.
They were also protesting against reports that a gunman had disguised himself as a clown to kill a drug lord last week.
"We want a little bit of peace. We spread happiness, laughter, smiles. That's why we're clowns," said clown Esteban Garcia.
The rally took place on the penultimate day of the Latin American clown convention.