In photos: Revolutionary art fills Egypt's streets

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Posted: Jul 23, 2011 11:47 AM
In photos: Revolutionary art fills Egypt's streets

One of the sprawling works of revolutionary graffiti that have appeared all over the streets of Cairo's central Tahrir Square shows a man suffering in a pool of blood.

An arrow pointing to the man says "government." Written on the hand beating him over the head with a spatula is the word "Tahrir."

Since activists pushing for faster changes again blocked traffic in Cairo's sprawling Tahrir Square, artists have attacked the asphalt with paint, leaving behind works of graffiti that stretch across lanes of traffic.

Almost all directly praise the mass popular uprising that pushed longtime President Hosni Mubarak from power on Feb. 11. One shows the silhouette of a person with long hair waving an Egyptian flag in front of a big yellow sun. Another is a huge black figure flashing a V sign. Yet another, written over a collection of brightly colored balloons, reads: "My city knows no fear."