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Tributes to Bowie spring up around the world

Tributes have sprung up around the world for David Bowie, who has died at the age of 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer. The musician, one of the most influential artists of his time, was known for a musical career that spanned decades and included hit songs like Changes, Modern Love, and Rebel Rebel, and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Flowers, art, candles and other tributes have appeared in his birthplace of Brixton, London, and at his former homes in Berlin and New York, and around the world. The singer’s final album, titled Blackstar, was released on Friday.

A painting and a candle are left below a mural of David Bowie on the wall of a Morley's store in Brixton, London, the singers birthplace, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer.
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A painting and a candle are left below a mural of David Bowie on the wall of a Morley’s store in Brixton, London, the singer’s birthplace.

A man pauses to look at bouquets of flowers in front of the building where David Bowie had his New York apartment, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69.
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A man pauses to look at bouquets of flowers in front of the building where David Bowie had his New York apartment, Monday.

Lowri (surname not given), with her face painted as Ziggy Stardust, by a mural of David Bowie on the wall of a Morley's store in Brixton, London, the singers birthplace, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer.
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Lowri (surname not given), with her face painted from the cover of Aladdin Sane, by a mural of David Bowie on the wall of a Morley’s store in Brixton, London, the singers birthplace.

A tribute to David Bowie is seen on the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, London, the singers birthplace, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer.
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A tribute to David Bowie is seen on the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, London.

A man signs a book of condolences for deceased popstar David Bowie at the Groninger Museum which hosts the "DAVID BOWIE is' exhibit, in Groningen, northern Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The museum is normally closed on Mondays but opened its doors to allow people to sign a condolence register and visit the Bowie exhibit which runs till March 13, 2016.
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A man signs a book of condolences for deceased popstar David Bowie at the Groninger Museum which hosts the “DAVID BOWIE is’ exhibit, in Groningen, northern Netherlands on Monday. The museum is normally closed on Mondays but opened its doors to allow people to sign a condolence register and visit the Bowie exhibit which runs till 13 March, 2016.

Flowers and a portrait are placed in front of the apartment building where David Bowie once lived in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, to honor the British musician.
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Flowers and a portrait are placed in front of the apartment building where David Bowie once lived in Berlin, Germany.

David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer.
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David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, London.

Tributes are left outside 40 Stansfield Road, Brixton, London, the former home of David Bowie.
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Tributes are left outside 40 Stansfield Road, Brixton, London, the former home of David Bowie.

9.A woman lays flowers underneath a commemorative plaque to David Bowie's iconic creation, Ziggy Stardust, in Heddon Street, London, marking the 40th anniversary of the album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.
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A woman lays flowers underneath a commemorative plaque to David Bowie’s iconic creation, Ziggy Stardust, in Heddon Street, London, marking the 40th anniversary of the album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.

10.A commemorative plaque to David Bowie's iconic creation, Ziggy Stardust, in Heddon Street, London, marking the 40th anniversary of the album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars.
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A commemorative plaque to David Bowie’s iconic creation, Ziggy Stardust, in Heddon Street, London, has become the site of a tribute.

A makeshift memorial surrounds David Bowie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Monday.
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A makeshift memorial surrounds David Bowie’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Monday.