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Beautiful street art project in Tunisie

It sounds odd to invite people to scrawl over the walls of a picturesque Tunisian village. Usually, graffiti is not welcome, but what happens in Erriadh is unique. The island of Djerba – known as ‘Island of Dreams’ – has invited 150 international artists to take part in the street art project “Djerbahood”, curated by Tunisian-French artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh. In July and August 2014, artists from about 30 nations travelled to Erriadh to create murals. One of the oldest villages in Tunisia, it has become host to one of the biggest meetings of the modern street art scene.

razilian artist Claudio Ethos works on his mural. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
razilian artist Claudio Ethos works on his mural.
Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
A mural by Brazilian artist Tinho decorates a wall. The village of Erriadh is one of the oldest in Tunisia, where Jews, Muslims and Christians have lived together for centuries. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images
A mural by Brazilian artist Tinho decorates a wall. The village of Erriadh is one of the oldest in Tunisia, where Jews, Muslims and Christians have lived together for centuries.
Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images
 A mural by Belgian artist ROA is part of the street art project ‘Djerbahood’. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

A mural by Belgian artist ROA is part of the street art project ‘Djerbahood’.
Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
 A Tunisian woman walks past a mural by Spanish artist Btoy. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

A Tunisian woman walks past a mural by Spanish artist Btoy.
Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
A seamstress stands at the entrance of her workshop decorated by Spanish artist Malakkai. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
A seamstress stands at the entrance of her workshop decorated by Spanish artist Malakkai.
Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
A mural by German artist Dome. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
A mural by German artist Dome.
Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
A mural painted by French artist Seth is pictured in Erriadh. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters
A mural painted by French artist Seth is pictured in Erriadh.
Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters
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