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Syria artist sets Guinness record with Damascus mural

Published on Apr 1, 2014 2:24 AM
 

DAMASCUS (AFP) - A Syrian artist has set a Guinness record for the world's largest mural made of recycled materials, aiming to inspire hope and creativity in his war-ravaged country.

Guinness World Records announced on its Facebook page that Moaffak Makhoul and his team completed the mural in Damascus in January, two months shy of the third anniversary of the grim conflict in Syria.

"The largest mural from recycled material measures 720 square metres," it said on its Facebook page.

Guinness said it was "created from manufactured waste by Moaffak Makhoul and a team of six Syrian artists in Al Mazzeh, Damascus." Mazzeh is an upscale neighbourhood and the wall Makhoul worked on runs along a key motorway through the centre of the capital.

 
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