A mural by three international artists in downtown Washington DC
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Washington gets a mural makeover

Washington is a city known for monuments and memorials, but now murals can be added to that list.

Thanks to a global art movement called Pow! Wow! which has already staged mural festivals in places like Honolulu and Hong Kong, the US capital is currently enjoying a new splash of colour.

The BBC went to see the walls that have been transformed, and speak to some of those behind it.

Filmed & edited by Bill McKenna

Produced by Sarah McHaney

Video courtesy: Ian Roche and Bradley W. Johnson

Stills courtesy: Farrah Skeiky

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