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Remembering John Lennon

<p>A John Lennon fan sings with others as hundreds gathered at the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central park to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. Beatles lead singer John Lennon, who was shot and killed outside his residence at the nearby Dakota building on December 8, 1980, would have turned 70 years old on October 9, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

A John Lennon fan sings with others as hundreds gathered at the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central park to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. Beatles...more

A John Lennon fan sings with others as hundreds gathered at the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central park to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. Beatles lead singer John Lennon, who was shot and killed outside his residence at the nearby Dakota building on December 8, 1980, would have turned 70 years old on October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A woman lays flowers on the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010.  REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

A woman lays flowers on the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A woman lays flowers on the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>Mementos and flowers left by John Lennon fans lay around the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park on the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Mementos and flowers left by John Lennon fans lay around the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park on the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Mementos and flowers left by John Lennon fans lay around the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park on the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Fan Christina Meyers holds a sign supporting John Lennon in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate Lennon's birthday in New York, October 9, 2010.   REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

Fan Christina Meyers holds a sign supporting John Lennon in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate Lennon's birthday in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Fan Christina Meyers holds a sign supporting John Lennon in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate Lennon's birthday in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>A John Lennon fan carries a sign as hundreds gathered at the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central park to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

A John Lennon fan carries a sign as hundreds gathered at the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central park to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mike...more

A John Lennon fan carries a sign as hundreds gathered at the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central park to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of former Beatle John Lennon in New York, December 8, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>People sing John Lennon and Beatles songs as they gather around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010.    REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

People sing John Lennon and Beatles songs as they gather around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

People sing John Lennon and Beatles songs as they gather around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>People sing John Lennon and Beatles songs as they gather around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010.   REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

People sing John Lennon and Beatles songs as they gather around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

People sing John Lennon and Beatles songs as they gather around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to celebrate the birthday of John Lennon in New York, October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>John Lennon buttons are seen for sale at a vendor's cart near the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central Park, October 6, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

John Lennon buttons are seen for sale at a vendor's cart near the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central Park, October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

John Lennon buttons are seen for sale at a vendor's cart near the Strawberry Fields section of New York's Central Park, October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>An assistant puts final touches to wax figures of 'The Beatles' during a promotion for a Beatles musical 'All You Need Is Love!' in Berlin, June 26, 2008. The wax figures pictured are L-R: Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, John Lennon and George Harrison.  REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz</p>

An assistant puts final touches to wax figures of 'The Beatles' during a promotion for a Beatles musical 'All You Need Is Love!' in Berlin, June 26, 2008. The wax figures pictured are L-R: Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, John Lennon and George Harrison. ...more

An assistant puts final touches to wax figures of 'The Beatles' during a promotion for a Beatles musical 'All You Need Is Love!' in Berlin, June 26, 2008. The wax figures pictured are L-R: Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, John Lennon and George Harrison. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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<p>An undated file photo shows (clockwise from top left) Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison.  REUTERS/File</p>

An undated file photo shows (clockwise from top left) Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison. REUTERS/File

An undated file photo shows (clockwise from top left) Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison. REUTERS/File

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<p>The "Beatles," (L-R) Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney (seated) are seen in an undated publicity handout.  REUTERS/Handout</p>

The "Beatles," (L-R) Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney (seated) are seen in an undated publicity handout. REUTERS/Handout

The "Beatles," (L-R) Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney (seated) are seen in an undated publicity handout. REUTERS/Handout

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<p>Yoko Ono, the wife of the late singer John Lennon, listens to reporters' questions in front of a portrait of Lennon and herself at a news conference in Tokyo October 4, 2005.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Yoko Ono, the wife of the late singer John Lennon, listens to reporters' questions in front of a portrait of Lennon and herself at a news conference in Tokyo October 4, 2005. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Yoko Ono, the wife of the late singer John Lennon, listens to reporters' questions in front of a portrait of Lennon and herself at a news conference in Tokyo October 4, 2005. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>A pair of sunglasses worn by John Lennon can be seen with a photo of the famous singer as part of the "Icons of Music" collection of music memorabilia to be auctioned off for the "Music Rising" benefit for Gulf Coast musicians, in New York April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A pair of sunglasses worn by John Lennon can be seen with a photo of the famous singer as part of the "Icons of Music" collection of music memorabilia to be auctioned off for the "Music Rising" benefit for Gulf Coast musicians, in New York April 16,...more

A pair of sunglasses worn by John Lennon can be seen with a photo of the famous singer as part of the "Icons of Music" collection of music memorabilia to be auctioned off for the "Music Rising" benefit for Gulf Coast musicians, in New York April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A child rides past a life-size statue of late pop hero and former Beatle John Lennon on a park bench in Havana, February 26, 2004.    REUTERS/Rafael Perez</p>

A child rides past a life-size statue of late pop hero and former Beatle John Lennon on a park bench in Havana, February 26, 2004. REUTERS/Rafael Perez

A child rides past a life-size statue of late pop hero and former Beatle John Lennon on a park bench in Havana, February 26, 2004. REUTERS/Rafael Perez

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<p>Four employees from The Beatles Story Museum carry cut-out photos of the group across a pedestrian crossing in Albert Dock to the HMV record store in Liverpool November 20, 1995.   REUTERS/Bob Collier</p>

Four employees from The Beatles Story Museum carry cut-out photos of the group across a pedestrian crossing in Albert Dock to the HMV record store in Liverpool November 20, 1995. REUTERS/Bob Collier

Four employees from The Beatles Story Museum carry cut-out photos of the group across a pedestrian crossing in Albert Dock to the HMV record store in Liverpool November 20, 1995. REUTERS/Bob Collier

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<p>Shown are six commemorative John Lennon stamps issued at a John Lennon World Postal Tribute December 8, 1995.  REUTERS/Mark Cardwell</p>

Shown are six commemorative John Lennon stamps issued at a John Lennon World Postal Tribute December 8, 1995. REUTERS/Mark Cardwell

Shown are six commemorative John Lennon stamps issued at a John Lennon World Postal Tribute December 8, 1995. REUTERS/Mark Cardwell

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<p>A mug-shot of Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon, is displayed on the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death at the NYPD in New York December 8, 2005.    REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A mug-shot of Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon, is displayed on the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death at the NYPD in New York December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer

A mug-shot of Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon, is displayed on the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death at the NYPD in New York December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A computer generated image released on October 8, 2004, produced by scientists, shows an image of how the late singer and songwriter John Lennon would have looked if he were still alive. Scientists at the University of St Andrews in Scotland used software to reproduce the natural effects of ageing, taking into account changes in skin texture, hairline and hair colour.    REUTERS/University of St Andrews/Handout</p>

A computer generated image released on October 8, 2004, produced by scientists, shows an image of how the late singer and songwriter John Lennon would have looked if he were still alive. Scientists at the University of St Andrews in Scotland used...more

A computer generated image released on October 8, 2004, produced by scientists, shows an image of how the late singer and songwriter John Lennon would have looked if he were still alive. Scientists at the University of St Andrews in Scotland used software to reproduce the natural effects of ageing, taking into account changes in skin texture, hairline and hair colour. REUTERS/University of St Andrews/Handout

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<p>A Japanese amateur group performs in front of a portrait of John Lennon, who was gunned down in New York in 1980, marking the 25th anniversary of his death in Saitama, north of Tokyo December 8, 2005.   REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa</p>

A Japanese amateur group performs in front of a portrait of John Lennon, who was gunned down in New York in 1980, marking the 25th anniversary of his death in Saitama, north of Tokyo December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa

A Japanese amateur group performs in front of a portrait of John Lennon, who was gunned down in New York in 1980, marking the 25th anniversary of his death in Saitama, north of Tokyo December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa

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<p>People gather around the piano which John Lennon used to compose the song 'Imagine', sitting on the grassy knoll next to the site where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on this day in 1963 in Dallas, Texas November 22, 2006.   REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

People gather around the piano which John Lennon used to compose the song 'Imagine', sitting on the grassy knoll next to the site where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on this day in 1963 in Dallas, Texas November 22, 2006. ...more

People gather around the piano which John Lennon used to compose the song 'Imagine', sitting on the grassy knoll next to the site where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on this day in 1963 in Dallas, Texas November 22, 2006. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>An image of John Lennon is projected onto the Liverpool waterfront buildings December 8, 2005.   REUTERS/Ian Hodgson</p>

An image of John Lennon is projected onto the Liverpool waterfront buildings December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson

An image of John Lennon is projected onto the Liverpool waterfront buildings December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson

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<p>Christine Colvin, curator of the new "Matthew Street Gallery" which specializes in the art of John Lennon, hangs John Lennon's picture "Power to the People" July 27, 1999.   REUTERS/Dan Chung</p>

Christine Colvin, curator of the new "Matthew Street Gallery" which specializes in the art of John Lennon, hangs John Lennon's picture "Power to the People" July 27, 1999. REUTERS/Dan Chung

Christine Colvin, curator of the new "Matthew Street Gallery" which specializes in the art of John Lennon, hangs John Lennon's picture "Power to the People" July 27, 1999. REUTERS/Dan Chung

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<p>Yoko Ono (R), wife of late Beatles singer John Lennon and Cherie Booth (L), wife of Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair, sit at the foot of a statue of Lennon at Liverpool Airport, March 15, 2002.   REUTERS/Ian Hodgson</p>

Yoko Ono (R), wife of late Beatles singer John Lennon and Cherie Booth (L), wife of Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair, sit at the foot of a statue of Lennon at Liverpool Airport, March 15, 2002. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson

Yoko Ono (R), wife of late Beatles singer John Lennon and Cherie Booth (L), wife of Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair, sit at the foot of a statue of Lennon at Liverpool Airport, March 15, 2002. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson

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<p>A girl writes a message on the legendary John Lennon's Wall in the historical center of Prague, December 8, 2010, to commemorate his murder outside his Manhattan apartment building in New York 30 years ago. REUTERS/Petr Josek</p>

A girl writes a message on the legendary John Lennon's Wall in the historical center of Prague, December 8, 2010, to commemorate his murder outside his Manhattan apartment building in New York 30 years ago. REUTERS/Petr Josek

A girl writes a message on the legendary John Lennon's Wall in the historical center of Prague, December 8, 2010, to commemorate his murder outside his Manhattan apartment building in New York 30 years ago. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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