Decades after the Beatles walked into history with their iconic Abbey Road cover, police officers in a Kerala town have recreated that famous shot, for a good cause. In an ode to the everlasting charm of the 1969 album cover which shows the four band members on a zebra crossing, four cops from the Kannavam Police Station in Kannur district imitated the photo to promote road safety.
Sharing the image of “Kannur’s Beatles” online, Kannur Collector Mir Mohammed Ali said the initiative was taken by the “Station House Officer (SHO) at Kannavam Police Station”. Collaborating with the local artists, the photo showed a 3D-painting of black-and-white blocks on the road and the cops recreating the iconic photo, which has been replicated by millions of Beatles fans worldwide since its release in 1969.
"Initiative taken by the Station House Officer (SHO) at Kannavam Police Station, collaborating with local artists to promote road safety in a remote part of the district," he wrote while sharing the picture on Thursday.
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He also shared a comparison of the two pictures.
The photo was appreciated by many on both Instagram and Twitter: