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Dreadlocked university student Suhaib Attar clutches a can of spray paint as he sets to work on the latest gloomy corner of Jordan's capital that he has turned into his canvas. The leading light of a tiny group of graffiti artists, the 25-year-old is on a mission – daubing flowers, faces and patterns across Amman to bring more color to the lives of its 4 million inhabitants.In a conservative society like Jordan's the graffiti artists have constantly had to challenge convention to carve out a niche for their works.Painter Wissam Shadid, 42, agrees that there are "red lines" that cannot be crossed in a society steeped in tradition where artistic creation can be curbed.
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