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Bulgarian Town Hopes Celebrity Murals Bring In Tourists
A sleepy village in central Bulgaria is harnessing the power of celebrities, hoping for an economic revival through art.
Outdoor murals in the village of Staro Zhelezare feature local people alongside celebrities on their homes. Homeowners are depicted with personalities including Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, the Dalai Lama, Angela Merkel, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama and Fidel Castro.
Even a Bulgarian is up on the wall: former strongman Todor Zhivkov