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500 Young Boys Dress as Mahatma Gandhi - World Records

The Father of India's children: Nearly 500 young boys dress as Mahatma Gandhi in record-breaking peace march to honour civil rights leader . World record number of children in Gandhi costumes beats previous best by over 200. Dressed in matching skin-coloured caps, round spectacles and grey moustaches, these young children are taking part in a lookalike record attempt like no other.

The 485 children donned matching outfits in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, the iconic Indian spiritual leader who was assassinated 64 years ago to the day. As well as the peace leader's trademark round glasses and moustache, the boys also sported white robes to mimic his traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, as well as holding walking sticks.

The children took part in the march named 'Rise Up' while watched by Gandhi's granddaughter Usha Gokani. Gandhi was fatally shot on January 30 1948 while having one of his nightly public walk on the grounds of the Birla Bhavan (Birla House) in New Delhi.

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