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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
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.
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”.