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Lost in translation: Fringe comedy

How do international comedians break the language barrier at Edinburgh Festival Fringe?

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world's largest arts festival and attracts artists and visitors from around the globe.

Comedy is big business and a successful Edinburgh run can make a comedian's name.

It is vital to connect audiences and reviewers to get noticed amid fierce competition.

International artists have the additional hurdle to clear - the language barrier.

BBC World visited the fringe and spoke to comics from across the globe to see if comedy is lingua franca.