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Google captures street art from around the world (pictures)

With more than 5,000 images, Google's Street Art Project brings the works of Banksy and dozens more to the Internet.

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Dara Kerr
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Shepard Fairey

Google announced Tuesday that it's looking to preserve some of the popular street art seen around the world through its new Street Art Project put together by the Google Cultural Institute and "street art experts."

The project has brought to the Internet more than 5,000 images and roughly 100 special exhibitions on artists, places, and themes. Users can sift through the Street Art Project site and check out the history of the New York graffiti scene; murals in South America; street art stickers, and much more.

This photograph shows a detail of a Shepard Fairey mural done in Malaga, Spain.

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3ttman and 2501

Artists 3ttman and 2501 both painted a wall of this mural in 2013 for the Living Walls Conference in Summerhill, Atlanta, Ga.

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Cabaio

Cabaio’s stencil art incorporates a mix of abstract imagery and social commentary, as seen in this painting located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Part of Cabaio's technique is to build up layers of images to create a perception of depth.

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Regg and Violant

This painting by Regg and Violant brings animal life to the urban landscape in Setubal, Portugal.

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Malarky, Mr. Penfold, et al

A mural done in East London in 2011 by Malarky, Mr. Penfold, and other street artists.

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6 of 10 Google Cultural Institute/MoSA

JR

This grand-scale work by JR demonstrates his skill of using art to transform a landscape. This creation was done in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Banksy

Banksy's work is well documented in Google's Street Art Project.

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Escif

Spanish painter Escif created this mural in Mexico City on the side of the Chihuahua building. He is said to define his street work as part of the contemporary mural movement.

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9 of 10 Google Cultural Institute/Galeria de Arte Urbana

Akacorleone

Akacorleone painted this massive, colorful, text-driven mural in Lisboa, Portugal.

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10 of 10 Google Cultural Institute/MoSA

Vhils

The painter Vhils often uses the texture of walls as part of his canvas -- as seen here in this mural originally created in Shanghai, China.

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