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The Carlyle Group and Getty Images management have paid $3.3 billion to buy Getty Images from San Francisco-based investment firm Hellman & Friedman.

Washington-based Carlyle will have a majority stake in Getty Images, while Getty Images cofounder Mark Getty and the Getty family will maintain an ownership interest, according to a statement. Getty cofounder Jonathan Klein will also hold a significant investment in the firm.

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