Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading “Money kills Morals” is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt
An artist paints on a wall during a graffiti campaign on social and political conflicts in Sana’a, Yemen. The campaign highlights concerns experienced by Yemenis, including civil wars, terrorism, child recruitment, sectarian wars, poverty, US drone war, corruption, proliferation of weapons and kidnapping. Read more
A woman sketches in front of a closed restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
A police officer stands guard next to graffiti of President Juan Manuel Santos during a May day protest in Bogotá, Colombia on Monday Read more
A hawker rides his bicycle past graffiti along a street in Manila on Wednesday. Activists will take to the streets of Philippines’ capital to demand higher wages and more job opportunities to commemorate Labour day on May 1
A motorcyclist passes the work ‘Access Control’ by Greek street artist iNO, on central Pireos Street in Athens. Greece has attracted international street artists to its capital, due to the availability of commissioned work and relatively lax anti-graffiti law. Read more
School children pass a graffiti reading “ballot not bullet” on the outskirts of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Warlords with a violent past have played a role in influencing Afghan politics since a US-led coalition helped oust the Taliban in 2001. But they are emerging to play an overt political role in next month’s presidential elections as President Hamid Karzai leaves office. Read more
A woman walks past a graffiti covered caravan at a protest camp set up close to the entrance of the IGas exploratory gas drilling site at Barton Moss, near Manchester, northern England. Britain may be a prime location for shale gas exploration in Europe, but a lack of onshore drilling infrastructure and local opposition will impede development, experts and geologists said at a shale conference in London.
A dancer poses with a new installation of art by British graffiti artist Banksy painted on the front door of the Hustler Club in New York Read more
A man runs past a street painting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Monday. The mural, by artist Alfredo Segatori, known as “Pelado”, covers the wall of a bridge in the Palermo district.