Murals by Colors of Life, a group of Yemeni streets artists, were quite literally defaced in Taiz, in September. But even the vandalism was done with an artistic touch.
This image was part of the Colors of Life mural show in July 2012, which was composed of renditions of original paintings done by acclaimed Yemeni artist, Hashim Ali, who died in 2009.
First-time painter Maha Al-Shaibani stands before the work that she completed as part of the Colors of Life mural in Taiz, Yemen.
The fine brush work on this piece, part of the Colors of Life mural project, makes it hard to believe that the canvas is a wall in southern Yemen.
Yemeni artist Hashim Ali is depicted in the Colors of Life mural that drew inspiration from his body of work. Ali lived in Taiz before he died in 2009.
The mural of Yemeni artist Hashim Ali was blacked out in September by critics who thought the Colors of Life mural project, which was inspired by Ali's work, was un-Islamic.
The black-and-white pieces contrasted with the colorful background in the Colors of Life mural show in Taiz.
Artists painted renditions of the original paintings done by acclaimed Yemeni artist, Hashim Ali, who died in 2009.
This old man playing a drum was part of the Colors of Life mural in Taiz.
Colors of Life founder Sadek Maktary, 24, stands next to the group's Arabic logo at their mural in Taiz, Yemen.
The walls not only provide outlets for protest, but canvases for intricate pieces in Taiz, a city in southern Yemen. A group of young artists there took to the streets last summer to recreate the paintings of acclaimed Yemeni artist, Hashim Ali, which were defaced by autumn.