Fake Chaplins mark actor's birthday in India
ADIPUR, India (AP) - Canes in hand and bowler hats firmly in place, dozens of Charlie Chaplin impersonators tramped through the streets of a small port town in western India on Tuesday to celebrate the birthday of the legendary comic actor and film-maker.
Chaplin has an odd resonance in this industrial town.
Surrounded by salt flats bordering the Thar desert, Adipur's only claim to fame is the annual parade - now in its 40th year - to honour the silent era actor.
More than 100 people participated in the parade that included brass bands, camel carts and open jeeps carrying life-sized cut-outs of Chaplin.