Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing Named Heritage Site

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LONDON - A London zebra-crossing made famous by a Beatles album cover has been listed as a heritage site.

Heritage minister John Penrose says Wednesday the crossing at Abbey Road in north London was listed as a testimony to the international fame of the band.

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Every year the crossing draws thousands of visitors, many of whom mimic the Beatles cover photograph in which the band members were shown crossing the road.

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The nearby Abbey Road studios were listed as a heritage site in February.