Charlie Chaplin lookalikes celebrate his 128th birthday in Switzerland

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Hundreds of Charlie Chaplin fans dressed as his ‘Tramp’ character have gathered at the silent film star’s former home in Switzerland, marking what would have been his 128th birthday. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

Hundreds of Charlie Chaplin fans dressed as his ‘Tramp’ character have gathered at the silent film star’s former home in Switzerland, marking what would have been his 128th birthday. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

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A child dressed as 'The Tramp' poses with other people for a photograph. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

A child dressed as 'The Tramp' poses with other people for a photograph. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

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Participants dressed as ‘The Tramp’ are seen in Corsier sur Vevey, Switzerland . (Pierre Albouy / REUTERS)

Participants dressed as ‘The Tramp’ are seen in Corsier sur Vevey, Switzerland . (Pierre Albouy / REUTERS)

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They all came dressed in dark suits with baggy trousers, bowler hats and walking sticks, and of course the trademark moustache. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

They all came dressed in dark suits with baggy trousers, bowler hats and walking sticks, and of course the trademark moustache. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

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The Chaplin’s World museum, which opened a year ago, said 662 people sporting the star’s distinctive bowler hat and cane gathered Sunday at the Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, above Lake Geneva. (Laurent Gillieron / AP)

The Chaplin’s World museum, which opened a year ago, said 662 people sporting the star’s distinctive bowler hat and cane gathered Sunday at the Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, above Lake Geneva. (Laurent Gillieron / AP)

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Best known for his tragicomic character ‘The Little Tramp’, Charlie Chaplin revolutionized cinema, both during the silent era and the talkies. (Pierre Albouy / REUTERS)

Best known for his tragicomic character ‘The Little Tramp’, Charlie Chaplin revolutionized cinema, both during the silent era and the talkies. (Pierre Albouy / REUTERS)

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662 people dressed as Charlie Chaplin pose for a group photo in front of the Manoir de Ban. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

662 people dressed as Charlie Chaplin pose for a group photo in front of the Manoir de Ban. (Richard Juilliart / AFP)

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The museum has had some 300,000 visitors over the past year , many more than had been estimated. (Pierre Albouy / REUTERS)

The museum has had some 300,000 visitors over the past year , many more than had been estimated. (Pierre Albouy / REUTERS)

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Participants pose for the world’s largest gathering of people dressed as ‘The Tramp’ , in Corsier sur Vevey Switzerland. (REUTERS)

Participants pose for the world’s largest gathering of people dressed as ‘The Tramp’ , in Corsier sur Vevey Switzerland. (REUTERS)

PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2017 05:08 PM IST
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