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A mural on the corner of Western and Broadway in Toledo.

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Well-known artist Mario Torero works on one of the first murals in 2010.

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Gordon Ricketts, director of the Arts Village at Bowling Green State University, paints a part of a mural in the Old South End.

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Mario Torero was assisted by students from Bowling Green State University and Libby High School as well as area residents.

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Mario Torero works on the final section of the mural on the I-75 overpass on Broadway and Logan streets.

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Jeff Lark of Ida, Mich., takes a photo of the completed mural.

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Mario Torero, of San Diego, works on a mural on the viaduct below I-75 on Broadway in 2011.

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Gray concrete is transformed into a riot of color.

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Members of the Organization of Latino Artists gather their main mural of a feather serpent that symbolizes one of the gods in the Aztec culture.

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The OLA murals stretch for three blocks.

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From left: OLA artist Betty Anzaldua and political activists Sherry Burden and Priscila Martinez.

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Mario Torero has painted his trademark 'Picaso's Eyes' in Lima, Peru, and San Diego, as well as above the door of Joe Martinez's studio on Broadway.

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A mural by BGSU students in the 1200 black of Broadway represents local people.

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Alberto Marin, right, directs volunteers as they trace a mural from a projected image onto a building wall at the corner of Western and Broadway.

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The design was traced by several men at night but will be painted during the day, and will take about 10 days to complete.

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Alberto Marin stands on a ladder as he traces from a projection.

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Supplies used to paint one of the murals.

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A portrait of the nephew of OLA artist Leandra Leroux is being painted by Jose Martinez.

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Neighborhood girls Miranda Nino, 9, left, and Micaela Serratos, 11, painted the steps they are sitting on for a mural on the corner of Jervis and Broadway .

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A Van Gogh-inspired mural at Western and Broadway.

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BGSU students created these dancing figures.

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This mural is tagged by BGSU students.

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Betty Anzaldua, an Organization of Latino Artists artist, touches up a mural on the building at the corner of Jervis and Broadway. The colorful painting is a collaboration between other art groups, and is one of 16 along Broadway.

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Bob Garcia, an Organization of Latino Artists member, touches up a mural on the building at the corner of Jervis and Broadway in Toledo. The colorful painting is a collaboration between other art groups, and is one of 16 along Broadway.

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