Colorful Mural in Syria Brightens War Atmosphere

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As the Syrian capital Damsacus continues to grip with daily fighting between rebels and government forces, one school is hoping to brighten the war torn city while also raising awareness of the need to recycle. Correspondent, Alaa Ebrahim brings us the story from Damascaus.

A change in the scene of this busy Damascus street- these once discarded mugs, cups, glasses and tiles have found their way to a new home, to see the light of day again.

Seven hundred and twenty meters (high, long, wide ), this mound of recycled materials has formed what has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest mural in the world made of recycled materials.

The mural came to life through the efforts of art teachers working in Syria’s public schools system. They hope their creation will change the mood in the war torn capital to something brighter.

Colorful Mural in Syria Brightens War Atmosphere

Colorful Mural in Syria Brightens War Atmosphere

As the Syrian capital Damsacus continues to grip with daily fighting between rebels and government forces, one school is hoping to brighten the war torn city while also raising awareness of the need to recycle. Correspondent, Alaa Ebrahim brings us the story from Damascaus.
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The mural took over six months to build and stretches over the wall at the Nahla Zidan school. The school is named after a teacher who was killed in a militant attack in the upscale Mezze highway area in Damascus.