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Photos: Rare Beatles photos up for auction

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  1. Fab Four

    The Beatles giving their back to the camera in 1964. This picture, taken by the photographer Mike Mitchell when he was 18, is part of a collection of 50 unpublished and never-before-seen photographs of the Beatles' first visits to the United States in 1964. The works were unveiled on June 10 at Christie's auction house in London and will go under the hammer at its New York branch on July 20. (Mike Mitchell/Christie's / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Making a point

    This shot of Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon, taken by Mike Mitchell in 1964, is part of the collection of photos being auctioned at Christie's in New York on July 20. (Mike Mitchell / Christie's / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Ax man

    George Harrison plays the guitar during a concert in 1964. This picture, taken by the photographer Mike Mitchell when he was 18 years old, is part of a collection of previously unpublished photos of the Beatles that are going up for auction at Christie's in New York. (Mike Mitchell/Christie's / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Yeah, yeah, yeah

    In this shot from Mike Mitchell's collection, Ringo Starr playing his drums during a concert in 1964. (Mike Mitchell/Christie's / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Man behind the camera

    Photographer Mike Mitchell stands by some of his shots of The Beatles that are being exhibited at a hotel in London. The collection of 50 pictures entitled 'Beatles Illuminated' is expected to sell for $100,000 when they are auctioned in New York on July 20. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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