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A note left on a statue of John Lennon outside the Cavern Pub in Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. Beatles fans planned to mark the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death with a candlelit vigil at the city's European Peace Monument, which is dedicated to John Lennon. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)
Photo by: Tim Hales
A note left on a statue of John Lennon outside the Cavern Pub in Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010. Beatles fans planned to mark the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death with a candlelit vigil at the city's European Peace Monument, which is dedicated to John Lennon. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)

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