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  1. Kandahar’s Military Fortifications Provide Canvas for Soldiers

    Kandahar, a city divided by cement walls erected in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, has become a canvas for American soldiers’ commentary on the war. Since 2011, graffiti tags made using rudimentary warzone materials have covered the walls with everything from stencils of WWII-era pin-up girls to Looney Tunes characters to “Fight Club” quotes. For many, war graffiti has provided a therapeutic and creative outlet, artistically portraying the experience of American troops in Afghanistan. The question is, how can these monuments and images be preserved when the walls come down?

    Source: Salon

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