Audio slideshow: John Lennon

The murder of the former Beatle 30 years ago - outside his Manhattan apartment building - shocked the world. In the days following the fatal shooting tens of thousands of his fans took to the streets of New York, Liverpool and other cities, to show their grief publicly.

To mark the passing of three decades since John Lennon's death on 8 December 1980 - take a look back at his life with The Beatles, his solo career and his campaign for world peace.

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Images courtesy Getty Images, PA and Rex Features. Audio from BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC News archives.

Music by John Lennon, The Beatles, and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 9 December 2010.

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