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Mexican City Gets Makeover Just In Time For Pope Visit

The city of Ecatepec, Mexico, whitewashed nearly 4 miles of a wall along the pope's travel route and gave 50 local graffiti artists a spot to lay-up their best Francis-inspired drawing.
Carrie Kahn
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The city of Ecatepec, Mexico, whitewashed nearly 4 miles of a wall along the pope's travel route and gave 50 local graffiti artists a spot to lay-up their best Francis-inspired drawing.

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Carrie Kahn is NPR's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and on NPR.org.