War and Peace: Street Art Around the World

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John Nation, a guide from Bristol Street Art Tours shows a piece of street art as part of the ongoing Upfest 2015 festival being held in Bedminster on July 27, 2015 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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In this Thursday, August 20, 2015 photo, an Afghan woman waits for transportation in front street art on a barrier wall of the NDS (National Directorate of Security) in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Rahmat Gul/AP Photo)

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In this Monday, June 22, 2015 photo, a mural of author Ernest Hemingway and Fidel Castro shaking hands covers a downtown parking lot in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

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A man enters a house painted with graffiti on a street in Valparaiso, Chile, June 26, 2015. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

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A child looks at a graffiti on a street in Valparaiso, Chile, June 27, 2015. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

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Men walk past a graffiti on a street in Valparaiso, Chile, June 27, 2015. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

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A woman sit on stairs beside a grafitti-covered home in downtown Valparaiso city, Chile June 27, 2015. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)

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(L-R) Paintings depicting Chile’s Alexis Sanchez, Brazil«s Neymar and Mexico’s Rafael Marquez are seen next to at Nacional Stadium in Santiago, Chile July 1, 2015. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)

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A painting depicting Chile’s Arturo Vidal is seen on a building in Santiago, Chile July 1, 2015. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)

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A man paints a skull at an artificial beach in Brussels, Belgium, July 4, 2015. (Photo by Eric Vidal/Reuters)

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A woman walks past 3D street art of gummy bears by artist Leon Keer of the Netherlands during the Malta Street Art Festival in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour, Malta, July 26, 2015. (Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

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A woman walks past a mural depicting Venezuela’s late president Hugo Chavez, during a ceremony to commemorate his 61st birthday at the 4F military fort in Caracas July 28, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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A pro-Houthi activist paints graffiti depicting Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa July 29, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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Children look at graffiti painted by pro-Houthi activists during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa August 2, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A pro-Houthi activist works on graffiti during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa August 2, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A pro-Houthi activist paints graffiti during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa August 2, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A Palestinian man looks through a window as graffiti is seen inside a building in a former Jewish settlement, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip August 6, 2015. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

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People walk past a mural depicting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas August 13, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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A man walks past a mural depicting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas August 13, 2015. The mural reads, “Liberating work”. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

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A man walks past graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Simferopol, Crimea, August 17, 2015. (Photo by Pavel Rebrov/Reuters)

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A woman walks past a graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin seen on a building in Simferopol, Crimea, August 21, 2015. The word on the graffiti reads: “Ours”. (Photo by Pavel Rebrov/Reuters)

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A woman walks past graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Simferopol, Crimea, August 17, 2015. (Photo by Pavel Rebrov/Reuters)

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Graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin extending a hand to the Ukrainian people is seen on a wall in the Crimean city of Simferopol March 28, 2014. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

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People walk past a graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin seen on a residential building in Simferopol, Crimea, August 19, 2015. The sign on the graffiti reads “Ours”. (Photo by Pavel Rebrov/Reuters)

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Women walk past graffiti painted by pro-Houthi activists on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa August 18, 2015. The writing reads, “We will not bow down but to Allah”. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A woman walks past graffiti painted by pro-Houthi activists on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa August 18, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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Cans of spray paint as seen as French street artist “Lapinthure” works on a wall creation, part of a Franco-Israeli cultural exchange, near a make-shift tent city where migrants live by the Institut francais de la mode (IFM) fashion school in Paris, France, August 21, 2015. (Photo by Regis Duvignau/Reuters)

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A view shows graffiti drawn by activists and satirizing various political parties on a wall of concrete barriers erected by security forces on Monday to increase security, a day after protests against the government turned into violent clashes with police, near the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon August 24, 2015. (Photo by Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)

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A Palestinian mother walks with her children past a section of Israel’s controversial barrier as they make their way to their school, on the first day of a new school year in Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem August 24, 2015. (Photo by Mussa Qawasma/Reuters)

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An image depicting Colombian citizen Mile Virginia (R) and Yesenia Quiroz, who were murdered along with a photojournalist and two other women, are seen on a wall along a street in Mexico City, Mexico August 25, 2015. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)

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Tourists play in front of a 3D painting on the wall of a house in Luoyuan village, Jinhua, Zhejiang province, August 26, 2015. The village hired a team to put on 3D paintings all over the valley as a method to attract tourists and improve the income of local villagers, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

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A Houthi militant walks past graffiti painted by pro-Houthi activists on the gate of the Saudi embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa August 31, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A Houthi militant walks past graffiti painted by pro-Houthi activists on the gate of the Saudi embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa August 31, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A youth activist vandalises the seal of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) outside their headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, metro Manila September 4, 2015. A group of activists threw paint bombs and vandalised the gates of the AFP’s headquarters to protest against the supposed killing of indigenous people in Mindanao, southern Philippines, by members of the military, according to a press statement from the activists. (Photo by Al Falcon/Reuters)

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A person walks past a graffiti depicting the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi in Sorocaba, Brazil, September 5, 2015. The graffiti reads: “Peace, peace, peace, abandoned”. (Photo by Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)

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A man smokes a cigar as stands next to graffiti art in Santiago’s downtown, Chile July 3, 2015. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

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A grafitti-covered home is pictured seen in downtown Valparaiso city, Chile June 27, 2015. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)

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Colourful painted silos called “Street Art silos” which are part of an art festival are pictured at the harbour of the Sicilian port city of Catania, Italy, July 4, 2015. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

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A woman takes a photo of colourfully painted silos called “Street Art silos” which are part of an art festival at the harbour of the Sicilian port city of Catania, Italy, July 4, 2015. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

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A pro-Houthi activist paints graffiti during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa August 2, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A girl stands in front of graffiti painted by pro-Houthi activists during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa August 2, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A pro-Houthi activist paints graffiti during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa August 2, 2015. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A boy stands in the ruins of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, September 13, 2015. (Photo by Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters)

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Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, painters representing “Osgemeos” (the twins) from Brazil, paint a wall during the street-art festival “Vulica Brazil” ahead of celebrations for the Day of Minsk, in Minsk, Belarus, September 7, 2015. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

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A man walks past a mural in East Belfast in Northern Ireland, September 18, 2015. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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A man walks past a mural in East Belfast in Northern Ireland, September 18, 2015. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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A woman walks past graffiti in the Bogside area of Londonderry in Northern Ireland, September 25, 2015. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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A boy walks past Republican graffiti in the Bogside area of Londonderry in Northern Ireland, September 25, 2015. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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A man rides his bike past a graffiti depicting Europe as a Grim Reaper with a small door on his body, standing in front of a barbed wire fence and waving, in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, September 29, 2015. A record number of at least 430,000 refugees and migrants have taken rickety boats across the Mediterranean to Europe this year, 309,000 via Greece, according to International Organization for Migration figures. (Photo by Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters)

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People run past a mural on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States, October 1, 2015. Los Angeles officials last week moved to declare the rising problem of homelessness an “emergency” in the city and proposed spending $100 million to provide permanent housing and shelters to help the city’s 26,000 indigent. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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Cyclists ride their bicycles past a section of the Israeli barrier during a cycling challenge in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem October 2, 2015. (Photo by Mussa Qawasma/Reuters)

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In this Thursday, August 20, 2015, photo, an Afghan boy walks in front of street art on a barrier wall of the NDS (National Directorate of Security) in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Rahmat Gul/AP Photo)

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An Afghan passes by a mural on a barrier wall of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 August 2015. Mokamel and a group of artists wants to bring color into the grey streets of Kabul. (Photo by Hedayatullah Amid/EPA)

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A Swedish street artist known as “Amara Por Dios” takes part in the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. The festival, which concludes tomorrow, features live street art being produced on walls and billboards in various locations throughout central Blackpool. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Norwegian street artist “Zina” creates an artwork as she takes part in the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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A street artist creates an artwork as he takes part in the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Street artists create artworks as they take part in the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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A workman walks past a large mural on the side of a building during the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Women walk past a piece of street art created as part of the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Street artist Will Bentham, known as “Lowdown”, creates an artwork as he takes part in the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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Street artists create artworks, as they take part in the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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French street artist “Akse” creates an artwork as he takes part in the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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A man passes graffiti in Athens, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (Photo by Thanassis Stavrakis/AP Photo)

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In this Monday, August 31, 2015 photo, soldiers guard a corner in a gang-controlled neighborhood in Ilopango, El Salvador. (Photo by Salvador Melendez/AP Photo)

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An Iranian woman walks next to an anti-US moral on her way to former US embassy, in Tehran, Iran, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA)

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An Iranian woman walks past a painting of a revolver, painted in an American-flag style, on the wall of former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, 02 September 2015. (Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA)

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Graffiti artist Eduard Kasper works on his contribution to a joint graffiti project beneath the Theodor Heuss Bridge in Wiesbaden Mainz-Kastel, Germany, 15 June 2015. The bridge is sprayed anew by graffiti artists every year. (Photo by Fredrik von Erichsen/EPA)

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A Lebanese man on his scooter wears a face mask as he drives past a graffitti painted on a wall during a sandstorm blows over the Lebanese capital Beirut on September 8, 2015. The graffiti reads in Arabic “The new Lebanon is found” in reference to the “You Stink” non-partisan group which has organised a series of growing protests in recent weeks against Lebanon’s political class and corruption. (Photo by Joseph Eid/AFP Photo)

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A view of graffiti on a wall in Kabul, Afghanistan March 5, 2012. Encased in a head-to-toe burqa, the image depicts a distraught woman slumped on a cement stairwell, the work of Afghanistan’s first street artists who use graffiti to chronicle violence and oppression. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

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Artist and activist Murad Subai puts final touches on his graffiti depicting Saudi, U.S. and Iranian currency banknotes on a wall, during a graffiti campaign against foreign interference in the internal affairs of Yemen, in Sanaa May 15, 2014. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard with his weapon at Camp Habbaniyah between the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, March 12, 2015. (Photo by Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)

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A man sits next to a wall with Christian graffiti in a cell of the central prison in the district of Wango, in Bangui, Central African Republic March 21, 2014. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Reuters)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter poses next to graffiti on a wall drawn by Syrian artist and activist Ahmad Jalal along a street in Kafranbel, Idlib province, Syria January 31, 2014. Jalal’s drawings have been used as banners during anti-government protests as well. (Photo by Fadi Mashan/Reuters)

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People pose for a picture next to graffiti reading “Putler kaput” in Lviv, Ukraine May 9, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa November 13, 2014. (Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

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Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound now used as a command center for the U.S Marine Corps’s First Battalion, Eighth Marines at Musa Qala in Helmand province, Afghanistan November 10, 2010. (Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

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A fuel pump is defaced with a graffiti caricature of Muammar Gaddafi in the rebel-held town of Ajdabiyah, Libya March 31, 2011. (Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

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A rebel fighter points his weapon at graffiti of Muammar Gaddafi on a checkpoint building controlled by rebels in Zintan July 15, 2011. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)

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An artist paints graffiti on the wall of an industrial park in Kabul, Afghanistan December 19, 2010. The bus with no wheels and crammed with passengers is a stark comment on war-torn Kabul’s appalling public transport. (Photo by Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

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Graffiti reading “The Few, The Proud”, made by a previous deployment of the U.S Marine Corps, adorns the walls at Musa Qala in Helmand province, Afghanistan November 10, 2010. (Photo by Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

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British street artist Dale Grimshaw (2nd R) creates an artwork for the “Sand Sea & Spray” Urban Art Festival in Blackpool, north west England on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

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