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Washington DC street murals paint the town

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There has always been great art in Washington, DC, most of it in museums behind granite walls. Now, there is a rash of new open air murals in some of the city's many distressed neighbourhoods. They are painted by teenagers, not with a brush but with an aerosol can.

The BBC's Philippa Thomas reports.

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