Photograph of George Harrison, Stuart Stucliffe, and John Lennon
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Photographs from the Beatles early years to be sold

14 September 2011 Last updated at 10:46 BST

Photographs illustrating the early years of the Beatles will be sold at a Rock & Roll auction later this month in New York City.

The Fab Four are seen performing as an up and coming band in Germany during the 1960s.

The images were captured by a young German photographer, Astrid Kirchherr.

Dominic Kane reports.