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Abbey Road zebra crossing from Beatles cover listed

22 December 2010 Last updated at 16:33 GMT

The Abbey Road zebra crossing in North London - made famous by a photograph taken for a Beatles album cover - has been given a Grade II listed status.

The iconic photo of the Beatles on the crossing outside Abbey Road Studios was taken in August 1969.

The crossing has become a place of pilgrimage where people re-enact the image of the Abbey Road album.

Roger Bowdler from English Heritage said the crossing was a worthy listing for its cultural interest. John Walker from Westminster Council said the crossing's protection was very important.

Matt Cooke reports.