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John Lennon: His enduring mark, 30 years on

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Millions of people around the world will stop to mark the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death.

On December 8 1980, the former Beatle was returning to his New York City home with his wife, Yoko Ono, when a fan shot and killed him.

Tom Brook was the first British journalist to report live from the scene for the BBC, and looks back on that fateful day.

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