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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Traffic policemen check the documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives.
A woman walks past anti-Google graffiti in central Athens, Greece on Tuesday.
Boys huddle in front of graffiti painted on a building near a local stadium as they wait for a rugby practice session in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
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A woman watches the funeral procession of Ali Isa Albasri in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, on Friday. The graffiti on the garage door behind her reads, “Stop torturing women”.
Graffiti depicting Lord of the Rings character Gollum is seen on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday in the German city
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Cosmo Sarson’s mural of Jesus breakdancing, painted on a 8.5 metre wall beside The Canteen in Stokes Croft, Bristol in England, was officially unveiled on Tuesday evening.
People take photographs while others read anti-government graffiti on the ground in front of the statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, at Taksim Square in Istanbul, the site of anti-government protests. Many of the demonstrators have reacted with humour, particularly on social media sites, often lampooning the prime minister and poking fun at his comments
Graffiti depicting Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, on the fence around the construction site of the ECB’s new building in Frankfurt, which made headlines last month for its critical take on the handling of the eurozone crisis. The headquarters will be finished in 2014.
A man passes a wall painted with anti-smoking graffiti on World No Tobacco Day in Sanaía, Yemen, on Friday. The World Health Organisation aims to highlight the risks associated with tobacco usage and to deter people from smoking
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The former cruise ship The Duke of Lancaster sits in it’s dry dock adorned with graffiti in Flint, Wales. The ship locally known as the fun ship has been decorated by international street artists. The art project is organised by a local group named Dudug. Artists have travelled across Europe to put their own style of graffiti on the 1950′s ship. It is hoped that in the future the ship and it’s dock will become a haven for outdoor sculpture and street art.
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Mahmoud, a 19-year-old construction worker who is paid E£ 30 a day, builds a wall near another featuring graffiti along Mohamed Mahmoud street near Tahrir Square in Cairo. The Egyptian Union of Independent Syndicates, together with workers, political groups and movements that support workers’ rights, will hold rallies on Labour Day on May 1. The graffiti denounces Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, with the words, “Let them have fun, let them burn”.