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Comic-book style DC murals call for an end to nuclear weapons

The murals are on District walls as the world marks 78 years since the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki

WASHINGTON — D.C. has plenty of murals. But you only have a short time to see some history on the District's walls. 

Manga artist Gigi Murakami created a mural to mark the 78th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The mural pairs her signature comic book style with nine different haikus. 

The mural helps raise awareness by telling the story of the creation of nuclear weapons and the destruction they can cause. Murakami's piece is part of a global campaign, Cranes For Our Future, that hopes to make a future free of nuclear weapons. 

There are nearly 20 locations throughout D.C., including near Capital One Arena and Gallaudet University. 

The temporary murals will be on display until Aug. 13. 

Credit: Gigi Murakami

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