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A rare set of the iconic images of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road shot for the cover of their world famous album have emerged at auction.<br />
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The complete set of six out-take photos, which were rejected as possible covers, is one of only five sets of prints that were made from the fully uncropped negatives, making it particularly rare.<br />
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The snaps were taken by Scots photographer Iain Macmillan, a close friend of John Lennon, who balanced precariously on a ladder in the middle of the road in north London while a willing policeman held up and directed traffic on the busy Abbey Road on August 8, 1969.<br />
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The pictures have an estimate of £63,000 but experts at Heritage Auctions in New York say they could sell for hundreds of thousands on October 27.