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Semi-naked photos of Vladimir Putin and a blast of Tchaikovsky played on an iPad formed parts of comedy protest against homophobia in Russia, staged outside the Russian Consulate General in Edinburgh today.

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Rob Auton, the winner of Daveís Funniest Joke of the Fringe award.

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