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After dark, when market owners in Mahane Yehuda - one of Jerusalem's most popular outdoor markets - close shop and roll down their metal shutters, storefronts become personal canvases for 22-year-old artist Solomon Souza. In the past year Souza has painted about 140 shutters with graffiti-style murals of characters that have inspired him, ranging from biblical heroes to former Israeli prime ministers.

Artist Solomon Souza poses for a picture near portraits he spray-painted on closed storefronts.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men (L) walk past artist Solomon Souza, 22, as he spray-paints a portrait.

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A shop-owner closes a metal shutter with a spray-painted portrait.

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A dog stands in an alley near portraits spray-painted on metal shutters.

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Photographs of portraits spray-painted by artist Solomon Souza are pinned on a board at his house in Jerusalem.

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People dine near portraits spray-painted on metal shutters of closed storefronts in Mahane Yehuda.

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A spray-painted portrait in Mahane Yehuda, one of Jerusalem's most popular outdoor markets.

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Artist Solomon Souza spray-paints a portrait on the metal shutter of a closed storefront in Mahane Yehuda.

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People dine near portraits of Albert Einstein (L) and former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (R), spray-painted on metal shutters of closed storefronts.

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A man walks past a spray-painted portrait spray-painted in Mahane Yehuda, one of Jerusalem's most popular outdoor markets.

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