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Mexico City mural makeover

August 14, 2009 |  9:27 am

To some, the graffiti that covers miles of walls and public spaces across Mexico City is a thing of beauty and something to be encouraged and celebrated. To others, such as the local government's Youth Institute, it's an ugly nuisance.

A government project mobilized more than 1,000 youngsters earlier this month to clean up and repaint a graffiti-covered wall in the south of the city, as part of an urban spruce-up scheme for the summer.

See the video for more.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City

Video: The Mexico City government recruited more than 1,000 young people in this to make over a graffiti-covered wall in the south of the city. Credit: Deborah Bonello / Los Angeles Times