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In this photo taken on Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, 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.

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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. 

In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014 photo, school children pass by a graffiti reading, "ballot not bullet" on their way back home on the outskirts of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Warlords with a violent past have played a role in influencing Afghan politics since a U.S.-led coalition helped oust the Taliban in 2001. But they are emerging to play an overt political role in next monthís presidential elections as President Hamid Karzai leaves the scene. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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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...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, March 6, 2014. 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.

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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.

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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 with a cart passes in front of a street painting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The mural, by artist  Alfredo Segatori, known as "Pelado", covers a wall of a bridge in the Palermo neighborhood.

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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 documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The U.N. chief is urging the Maldives to ensure that its upcoming presidential election, the first national election since a contentious power transfer last year, is conducted in a credible and peaceful manner. The election will be held Sept. 7. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)

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Traffic policemen check the documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives. 

A woman talks on her mobile phone as she walks past a  graffiti referring to Google in central Athens, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

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A woman walks past anti-Google graffiti in central Athens, Greece on Tuesday. 

Boys huddle in front of graffiti painted on a building as they wait for a rugby practice session in Krasnoyarsk...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 August 13, 2013.  REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT)

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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 

A woman stands in front of a car garage as she watches the funeral procession of Ali Isa Albasri in the village of Sitra...A woman stands in front of a car garage as she watches the funeral procession of Ali Isa Albasri in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, August 2, 2013.  Albasri and Mahmood Abbas Alaradi died when the car they were travelling in hit a vehicle while they were being chased by police, according to opposition. Police issued a media statement saying that the police has nothing do to with the accident and stated that it was a fatal road accident. Both victims were buried in the village on Friday. The graffiti reads, "Stop torturing women." REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)

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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 outside a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB)

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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