FILE: White Stripes Split Up

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The White Stripes at the Adelaide Big Day Out music festival, on February 3, 2006 in Adelaide, Australia. On February 2, 2011 The White Stripes announced via their website that they were splitting up. The statement on their website, read, "It [the split] is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way." (Photo by Jamie McDonald)