Crosswalk On Beatles Album Cover Gets A Touch Up Over the years, lines on the iconic crosswalk on London's Abbey Road have faded. So many people have dodged traffic to recreate that famous photo. With the city on lockdown, workers could paint it.
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Crosswalk On Beatles Album Cover Gets A Touch Up

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Crosswalk On Beatles Album Cover Gets A Touch Up

Crosswalk On Beatles Album Cover Gets A Touch Up

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Over the years, lines on the iconic crosswalk on London's Abbey Road have faded. So many people have dodged traffic to recreate that famous photo. With the city on lockdown, workers could paint it.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. It is probably the most famous crosswalk in the world. It's on London's Abbey Road. And it's the setting for that iconic Beatles album cover. Over the years, so many people have tried to recreate that famous photo that the white lines have faded. But now the city is on lockdown, and city workers have taken advantage to give it a fresh coat of paint. It's bright white again, ready for brighter days in London.

(SOUNDBITE OF THE BEATLES' "HERE COMES THE SUN")

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