Walls of Tunisia

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The story is well known by now. A street merchant from a remote town set himself on fire and the rest is history. Tunisia's transition into democracy is seemingly complete. An elected parliament is writing a constitution which Tunisians hope would live up to their aspirations and remain true to their sacrifices.


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Graffiti: Walls of the People

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To the right of a "Freedom" mural, a Ben Ali quote from his last speech to the people as president where he said "I understood you" is topped with "Yes you did". (Photo: Ali Garboussi)
Women pose in front of calligraphy of a famous poetry verse by iconic Tunisian poet Aboul Kasem al-Chabbi. (Photo: Ali Garboussi)
(Photo: Ali Garboussi)
A mural of a protester throwing back a tear gas canister. Over 200 protesters were killed in confrontations with Ben Ali's security forces. (Photo: Ali Garboussi)
"If people ever wanted life..." is the first line in a famous poem which became the anthem of the Tunisian revolution. (Photo: Ali Garboussi)
A street vendor stands in front of a wall that reads "Freedom is a daily practice." (Photo: Jenny Gustaffson)
Murals around Tunis by Zoo Project, a Paris-based graffiti artist. (Photos: Jenny Gustaffson)
Murals around Tunis by Zoo Project, a Paris-based graffiti artist. (Photos: Jenny Gustaffson)
Murals around Tunis by Zoo Project, a Paris-based graffiti artist. (Photos: Jenny Gustaffson)
(Left) "To Create is to Resist", (Right) "I can't dream with my grandfather". (Graffiti by Ahl al-Kahf)
(Graffiti by Ahl al-Kahf)
"How limitless is the revolution, how narrow the road, how vast the idea, and how minute the state." (Graffiti by Ahl al-Kahf)

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