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August 26, 2013

Painting politics in Yemen

Graffiti artist launches the '12th Hour' campaign to tackle the country's challenges.

A graffiti mural in Sanaa tackling sectarianism as part of the '12th Hour' campaign. Placard reads 'sectarianism'. 
On Saturday, Yemeni artist and activist, Murad Sobay, launched the '12th Hour' campaign, a series of graffiti murals that will be displayed across the walls of the capital Sanaa to address 12 issues facing Yemenis today. 
Sobay, 25, said that while art was once thought to be religiously forbidden or 'haram', many Yemenis now join him in painting the walls of their capital.