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Colorful murals brighten Puerto Rico

By Christopher Dawson

Updated 7:49 PM ET, Mon February 19, 2018
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An old gymnasium in the Ciales municipality of Puerto Rico is marked for a colorful makeover. Save the Children
The mural, designed by artist Okuda San Miguel, is first outlined throughout the gym. Gabriel González
Vibrant colors are painted by children and members of the community. Gabriel González
The painting project expanded beyond the floor to cover the bleachers and walls. Gabriel González
San Miguel is known for his multicolored, geometric, large-scale murals. Gabriel González
Ciales residents play basketball in the finished gymnasium. Gabriel González
Residents of Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico, outline the foliage for the mural. Gabriel González
Children in Punta Santiago add color to the plants in the new mural. Gabriel González
The Punta Santiago mural project was part of the launch of Save the Children's long-term resilience plan for the area. Gabriel González
Painted across the finished mural are the words "No hay hoja que muera ... sin otra que nazca," or "No leaf dies ... without another being born." Gabriel González