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One Of Leibovitz’s Iconic ‘John & Yoko’ Photos For Sale

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This photo supplied by the Magazine Publishers Association and American Society of Magazine Editors shows the Rolling Stone magazine cover from Jan. 22, 1981, depicting John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The photo was taken by photographer Annie Liebovitz in December 1980 on the last day of Lennon's life. (AP Photo/Magazine Publishers Assn and American Society of Magazine Editors)

This photo supplied by the Magazine Publishers Association and American Society of Magazine Editors shows the Rolling Stone magazine cover from Jan. 22, 1981, depicting John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The photo was taken by photographer Annie Liebovitz in December 1980 on the last day of Lennon’s life. (AP Photo/Magazine Publishers Assn and American Society of Magazine Editors)

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NEW YORK (AP) – A photo that Annie Leibovitz took of John Lennon shortly before he was killed is going up for auction in New York City.

The photo was taken in December 1980 for Rolling Stone magazine. It shows Ono and her husband embracing while reclining.

It is not the famous photo on the cover featuring a nude Lennon with a clothed Yoko Ono.

It’s one of 40 copies and is expected to bring $10,000 to $15,000 at Swann Auction Galleries on Oct. 19.

The photo is being sold by a private collector and is not part of Leibovitz’s highly publicized settlement over her debts and rights to her own work.

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