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    When Usman Khan was struck down by COVID-19, he found laughter was the best medicine by watching videos of silent film star Charlie Chaplin during his recovery. Now, after a difficult year for Pakistan, the street performer is using slapstick to put smiles on faces. Jordyn Butler reports.

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