Chaplin goes desi

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Affron, 13, poses inside a studio during Chaplin's birthday celebrations in Adipur in Gujarat. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

Affron, 13, poses inside a studio during Chaplin's birthday celebrations in Adipur in Gujarat. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

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Ashok Aswani sits outside a shop along a pathway in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani sits outside a shop along a pathway in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani gestures as gets dresses up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani gestures as gets dresses up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani poses with a cut-out picture of Charlie Chaplin inside a studio in Adipur. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani poses with a cut-out picture of Charlie Chaplin inside a studio in Adipur. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani poses with a cut-out picture of Charlie Chaplin inside a studio in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani poses with a cut-out picture of Charlie Chaplin inside a studio in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani has his make-up applied as he gets dressed up for Charlie Chaplin's birthday celebrations in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani has his make-up applied as he gets dressed up for Charlie Chaplin's birthday celebrations in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani is helped by barber as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin at a salon in Adipur in Gujarat (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani is helped by barber as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin at a salon in Adipur in Gujarat (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani dresses up as Charlie Chaplin and gestures at people as he walks on a road in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani dresses up as Charlie Chaplin and gestures at people as he walks on a road in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani watches as a member of his club has his make-up applied before celebrations marking Charlie Chaplin's birthday in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani watches as a member of his club has his make-up applied before celebrations marking Charlie Chaplin's birthday in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani is helped by his wife as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani is helped by his wife as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur in Gujarat. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani, a 63-year-old doctor gestures as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani, a 63-year-old doctor gestures as he gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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Ashok Aswani dressed up as Charlie Chaplin, poses inside a studio in Adipur in Gujarat. Aswani who is an Ayurvedic doctor, sometimes gives away free Chaplin CDs with his potions to cheer his patients up. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Ashok Aswani dressed up as Charlie Chaplin, poses inside a studio in Adipur in Gujarat. Aswani who is an Ayurvedic doctor, sometimes gives away free Chaplin CDs with his potions to cheer his patients up. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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A combination of pictures shows members of Charlie Circle dressed up as Charlie Chaplin posing inside a studio during his birthday celebrations in Adipur in the Gujarat. Aswani formed the Charlie Circle fan club after watching Chaplin's Gold Rush in 1973. Every year Aswani celebrates Chaplin's birthday on April 16 by taking a walk along with a group of Chaplin impersonators through the city streets, which is followed by other cultural programs dedicated to Chaplin. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

A combination of pictures shows members of Charlie Circle dressed up as Charlie Chaplin posing inside a studio during his birthday celebrations in Adipur in the Gujarat. Aswani formed the Charlie Circle fan club after watching Chaplin's Gold Rush in 1973. Every year Aswani celebrates Chaplin's birthday on April 16 by taking a walk along with a group of Chaplin impersonators through the city streets, which is followed by other cultural programs dedicated to Chaplin. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

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