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You know exactly what I'm talking about when I say public art. It's the questionable metal shapes, the tall unexplainable figures, the poorly-referenced quotes that pollute our college campuses and public streets, all pretending that they mean something, when in essence all they mean is that government "art programs" don't know a thing. That's why I was thrilled to look through this collection of 2012's best street art, snapped up from cities around the globe. The medley began as a collaborative Facebook group and has grown significantly, giving hope to all those creative types who can walk by their local metal sphere and still have hope that original ideas are out there.

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MTO - Rennes, France

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Collaboration in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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by Banky in London, England.

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by Strictlydih-zahyners in Beirut, Lebanon.

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by David Zinn.

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by Escif in Poland.

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by Karma in Keizersgracht, Amsterdam.

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in Gorzow, Poland.

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by Alexey Menschikov in Russia.

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by Borondo in Spain.

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by Chemis in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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by David Walker in London, England.

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by Diana Guido in Madrid, Spain.

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by Ernest Zacharevic in Penang, Malaysia.

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by Ernest Zacharevic in Penang, Malaysia.

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by Just Cobe in Runzmattenweg-Freiburg, Germany.

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by Sainer in Lodz, Poland.

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by Smug in Glasgow, Scotland.

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by Caseros in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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in Birmingham, England.

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in Vienna, Austria.

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by Banksy in London, England.

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by Pavel Puhhov.

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in Valparaiso, Chile.

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by Art Residence in Vyksa, Russia.

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by PakOne in Brest, France.

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by Pavel Puhov.

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in Valparaiso, Chile.

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by Eduardo Relero.

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by Evol in London, England.

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in Egypt.

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in Berlin, Germany.

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by students in the Phillipines.

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in Warsaw, Poland.

See hundreds more on the Street Art Utopia Facebook Page.

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