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    Posted on Mar 1, 2016

    These Abandoned Tanks Have Been Beautifully Painted Over

    So this is what people mean by "the art of war."

    Iranian artist, Neda Taiyebi, uses abandoned Soviet tanks in Kabul, Afghanistan as her canvas. The results are beautiful.

    View this video on YouTube

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    Neda suggests that military elements are an unavoidable part of life in Kabul. So, she wanted to give some of these old war machines a new face.

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    She likes using traditional colors to brighten up an otherwise somewhat monotone landscape.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww9CzEmrNME
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww9CzEmrNME

    She also likes using traditional Persian patterns.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww9CzEmrNME
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww9CzEmrNME
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww9CzEmrNME

    As well as motifs of fruit and flowers.

    AJ+ / Via youtube.com

    Neda says that the project is not meant to be political or non-political. She even has the support of the Afghan army!

    AJ+ / Via youtube.com

    Check out more of Neda's beautiful artwork here.

    AJ+ / Via youtube.com

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