AP PHOTOS: Buenos Aires a street art Mecca

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In this March 8, 2013 photo, a mural of soccer star Carlos Tevez by artists Martin Ron, Lean Frizzera and Emy Mariani covers the Fuerte Apache apartment complex where Tevez grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, March 8, 2013 . The painting of Tevez is part of a project titled "Sanctification of popular idols." Artist Martin Ron said they painted Tevez on the building where the idol was born and grew up, which is also near a soccer field, to inspire youth who play there. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)BUENOS AIRES. Argentina (AP) — In most major cities, street artists create their works under cover of darkness, spray-painting their graffiti quickly to elude arrest. Not so in Buenos Aires, where painters have found a surplus of empty walls to splash their colors on, building owners who readily consent to having their walls painted, and a local government that has subsidized some of the urban murals.

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