Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters A Palestinian woman paints a mural of a masked Palestinian holding a knife in light of the attacks against Israelis, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, November 3, 2015.
Khaled Abdullah / Reuters Pro-Houthi activists graffiti Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa, July 29, 2015. The writings read: "I am hungry." and "Yemen"
Joe Penney / Reuters A wall painted by Boko Haram in Damasak, March 24, 2015.
Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard with his weapon at Camp Habbaniyah between the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, March 12, 2015.
Mohammad Ismail / Reuters A male Afghan women's rights activist poses for pictures in a burqa to show solidarity to Afghan women ahead of International Women's Day in Kabul, March 5, 2015.
Gleb Garanich / Reuters An anti-government protester rests at an open fire as temperatures reach minus four degrees Fahrenheit at a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, January 30, 2014. The graffiti reads, "Peace for huts, war for palaces."
Khaled Abdullah / Reuters Graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, is painted on a wall in Sanaa, November 13, 2014.
Wsam Almokdad / Reuters The word "Steadfast" is graffitied on a damaged building in al-Manshiyeh neighbourhood in Deraa, Syria, December 7, 2014.
Abed Kontar/ Reuters The graffit reads, "Buying all kinds of shells" under remnants of shells on a street in Kafruma village, in Idlib province, Syria, April 7, 2015.
Lucas Jackson / Reuters War-themed graffiti adorns a concrete blast barrier inside of Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province of Afghanistan, January 2, 2015.
Reuters People pose for a picture next to graffiti reading "Putler kaput" in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, May 9, 2014.
Yaseen Al-Bushy / Reuters A man walks inside a damaged building with an Islamic flag drawn on the wall in the besieged town of Arbeen in the eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria, January 17, 2015.
Khaled Abdullah / Reuters In Sanaa, Artist and activist Murad Subai puts final touches on his graffiti depicting Saudi, U.S., and Iranian currency banknotes on a wall. His work is part of a graffiti campaign against foreign interference in the internal affairs of Yemen, May 15, 2014.
Tim Wimborne / Reuters Young men walk past a destroyed building painted with graffiti near Kabul's Darulaman Palace, April 1, 2014.

War Painting

Where there has been war, art has always followed. From the mosaics of Ancient Rome to the oil paintings of revolutionary France, and even the commissioned works of official British war artists during War World I, the battlefield has always been a recurring theme. Today, in war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen, fighters and civilians paint on what's left of their country's bullet-riddled structures, expressing frustration at foreign intervention, at being forgotten, and at war itself.

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