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    Posted July 30, 2013 by
    Cape Town, South Africa
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    African culture: Street art

    Cape Town Urban Art


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Canadian iReporter PeterAWolf captured these stunning street artworks in Cape Town's District 6, a famous area of the city where residents were forcibly relocated under the country's former apartheid government. His taxi driver for the trip had lived in the area himself, and told him that much of the artwork had been done by a group of seven anonymous artists. "It was interesting to me that South Africa has such an active art scene, with so much interesting and dynamic art, almost all of which seemed shaped by their recent history," he said. "Art is an integral part of the healing that seems to be taking place and I am glad that those opportunities for expression are not just tolerated, but valued."

    The second image here was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for April 23, 2015.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    While on vacation in South Africa, a local taxi driver showed us many hidden gems of urban art in Cape Town. These shots were taken in July 2013.
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