John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr pose for a group shot, sitting on the grass at Plymouth Hoe looking out to sea on September 12th, 1967 during the filming of "Magical Mystery Tour."

Getty is making a curated selection of its images available to anyone through by Getty Images, where you can purchase high-quality framed prints of the agency's best photography. Here, A Kurdish schoolgirl walks home from school March 3, 2003 in Cizre, Turkey. Tensions were high in the Kurdish town of Cizre, about 15 miles from the Iraqi border.

A model walks the runway at the Michalsky Show during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

Workmen abseil down The Clock Tower of Parliament which houses Big Ben, to inspect the clock face for damage on August 12, 2010 in London, England. Construction on the The Clock Tower was completed in 1859 and stands at over 96 meters high, the 7 meter wide clock faces have cast iron frames and house 312 pieces of pot opal glass.

BUKIMA, VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, EASTERN CONGO - JULY 23, 2007: Congolese conservation rangers worked in conjunction with conservation group Wildlife Direct in dangerous circumstances to protect the remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas in the area.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the Inglourious Basterds Premiere at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival in May 2009 in Cannes, France.

Marilyn Monroe attends a banquet in 1952.

Cover of Life magazine from June 8, 1965, with a photo by crew member James A. McDivitt of astronaut Ed White in space, tethered to Gemini 4 spaceship.

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Like These Getty Photos? Now You Can Hang Them On Your Wall

Until now, Getty Images have mostly been reserved for editorial use. This week, Getty launched, where you can buy high-quality framed prints of the best photographs from Getty's archives.

Getty Images, the world’s biggest stock photo agency, has a treasure trove of historical photographs typically reserved for editorial use. In its archive of more than 80 million images, you’ll find Obama on his campaign trail, the Beatles in a swimming pool, Earth as seen from the moon, and Eadweard Muybridge’s famous study of a horse in motion. Now, Getty is making those images available to anyone through by Getty Images, a site where you can purchase high-quality framed prints of the agency's best photography.

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It's an intriguing business move that follows a series of other strategic shifts aimed at updating the photo agency for the digital age. Rampant piracy and free content galore have eradicated the old rules governing photography as a business. Getty is simply getting with the times. In February, the agency launched the Lean In Collection in collaboration with Sheryl Sandberg—a campaign to promote feminist depictions of women in stock imagery. The following month, Getty made its images available for free online in a non-commercial context. With an open embed tool, users can grab any image they want, as long as Getty gets a footer with a credit and link to the licensing page. The launch of is a way of bringing in some extra cash and reminding consumers of Getty's historical legacy in the field of photography at a time when Instagram has made everyone a photographer.

Prices for prints start at $90.

[Image: David Redfern/Redferns]

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