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Ravi Shankar's life in photos

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Ravi Shankar playing the sitar on May 31, 1966.

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Musician and composer Ravi Shankar in London in 1974.

NBC News reports — Pandit Ravi Shankar, the best known contemporary Indian musician, died Tuesday evening in San Diego, Calif. He was 92.

Shankar's final performance, on Nov. 4 in Long Beach, Calif., was billed as a celebration of his 10th decade of making music. But it was his association with the Beatles -- in particular, guitarist George Harrison -- in the 1960s that helped introduce Shankar to a global audience. Read the full story.

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George Harrison with Ravi Shankar, circa 1975.

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George Harrison poses for a portrait with Ravi Shankar, circa 1975.

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Ravi Shankar performing on stage in an undated file photo.

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Ravi Shankar performing at the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland on July 19, 2005.

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Ravi Shankar performs on stage at Symphony Hall on June 16, 2011 in Birmingham, England.

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