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Clowns brighten Sunday church service in London, remembering one of their own

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Clowns in full costume sing during the annual Clowns Church Service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston on Feb. 3, in London, England.

Clowns attend the annual Clowns Church Service at Holy Trinity Church service in memory of Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), the most celebrated English clown who was born in London. The service has been an annual tradition since 1946 with the attending clowns usually performing for the public afterwards.

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A clown carries a cake during the annual Clowns Church Service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston on Feb. 3, in London, England.

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Clowns in full costume attend the annual Clowns Church Service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston on Feb. 3, in London, England.

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Clowns in full costume attend the annual Clowns Church Service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston on Feb. 3, in London, England.

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A clown hugs a woman as they attend a service at the Holy Trinity Church in London, Britain, on Feb 3.