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Christmas clown brings joy to child cancer patients in Nicaragua

It would be difficult, but I think worthwhile, work to bring joy to these young patients.

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Clown Ernesto Aguirre (L) jokes with a fellow clown while visiting a young cancer patient at the La Mascota children's hospital in Managua on Dec. 24. Aguirre has been visiting the hospital at Christmas for the last five years to bring joy and gifts to children suffering from cancer.

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Clown Ernesto Aguirre (R) tries to cheer up a boy suffering from throat cancer at the La Mascota children's hospital in Managua on Dec. 24.

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Clown Ernesto Aguirre applies face paint at the La Mascota children's hospital in Managua on Dec. 24.