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11/09/2013 12:05, Report by A Bostock, D James

Gallery: Best in focus

Renowned as the first football superstar, George Best was naturally in the sights of sports photographers and celebrity snappers alike.

It wasn't just Manchester United fans who loved him - the camera did too, and while Best himself was considered a shy character, archive photos suggest he became more comfortable with the attention as his remarkable career unfolded.

We've selected ten pics for you to peruse in our gallery; some of them show him in action, others in focus off the pitch... all of them examples of why he was, and remains, such an icon. 

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