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India's Charlie Chaplin dances in the streets

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Ashok Aswani, a 63-year-old doctor gets dressed up as Charlie Chaplin in his house in Adipur in the western Indian state of Gujarat, April 15. Aswani formed the Charlie Circle fan club after watching Chaplin's Gold Rush in 1973. Every year Aswani celebrates Chaplin's birthday on April 16th by taking a walk along with a group of Chaplin impersonators through the city streets. Aswani who is an Ayurvedic doctor, sometimes gives away free Chaplin CDs to cheer his patients up.

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Ashok Aswani, a 63-year-old doctor, has his make-up applied as he gets dressed up for Charlie Chaplin's birthday celebrations in Adipur, April 16.

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Ashok Aswani, in costume as Charlie Chaplin walks on a road in Adipur, April 15.

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Ashok Aswani, center, dances with members of the Charlie Circle fan club during celebrations to mark Charlie Chaplin's birthday in Adipur, April 16.

Charlie Chaplin, the famous silent movie star, was born 123 years ago today. Will you be doing anything in honor of his birthday?

Read more about his Indian fans on the Reuters Photographers Blog and watch a video by photographer Atul Loke.

More about Ashok Aswani on NPR.