In these first five images, children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi wait for their turn to perform during a fancy dress competition to honor what would have been his 139th birthday. Check out the children dressed up as Ghandi with shower caps for bald heads.
India has marked the day with the world's largest smoking ban, which affects 1.2 billion people. That's a LOT of grumpy smokers.
Ghandi played a part in ending the British rule of India in 1979 in a famous nonviolent protest, but was shot and killed at 78.
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World's Largest Smoking Ban for Ghandi's 139th
Published: Oct 3, 2008 • References: economictimes.indiatimes