Garbage litters a rooftop making up part of a mural created by French-Tunisian artist El Seed on the walls of houses in Zaraeeb, Zabaleen ("Garbage City"), eastern Cairo, April 4, 2016.
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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The buildings and other exterior surfaces of this town have become canvasses for any number of large-scale illustrations by local and international artists.Karl's last project, in 2012, brought 17 international and regional artists to collaborate with 19 of their Lebanese counterparts.You can see the symbolic placing of the paintings as part of a big message of unity, because it brings together the east and west of the city and also the Latin and Arabic alphabets".After meeting new artists with whom he wished to collaborate, Karl extended the project an extra week, which will also allow more time for the murals to be perfected.The three principal artists are French-Tunisian El Seed, who's created bright, Arabic graffiti pieces around the world, Lebanon's Yazan Halwani, who painted a hard-to-miss mural of Lebanese pop icon Sabah on Hamra St., and "calligraffiti" artist Niels "Shoe" Meulman from the Netherlands.There are also several digital art presentations happening around the city by German calligraffiti artist Schriftzug (aka.
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