Pictured: Peru’s annual Clown Day parade

On May 25, 2017, in Lima, Peru, professional clowns used their annual Clown Day parade to honour their colleague Tony Perejil on the 30th anniversary of his death. He was known as the Clown of the Poor because he performed in impoverished neighbourhoods to which he donated a portion of his proceeds.

Here are my fab four top fave images. Source: The Guardian. Aren’t they great?

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Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

2.

Not waving but clowning - a winged participant takes to the streets. Photograph: Ernesto Arias / EPA.

Not waving but clowning — a winged participant takes to the streets. Photograph: Ernesto Arias / EPA.

3.

The clowns are asking the Peruvian congress to nominate May 25 as a National Clown Day. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

The clowns are asking the Peruvian congress to nominate May 25 as a National Clown Day.
Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo / Reuters.

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A pair of clown performing for the camera. Clowning around. Photograph: Martin Mejia / AP.

A pair of clowns perform for the camera. Photograph: Martin Mejia / AP.

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