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Artist Paints World's Largest Mural on Border Fence

As prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall move forward, some artists have set up artistic displays with a political message on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The latest is by artist Enrique Chiu, who is spray painting the world's largest mural on the Mexican side of the existing border fence. The Brotherhood Mural is designed to call attention to the impact of a proposed border wall, by creating something huge.

Chiu, based in Mexico, is bringing together other artists to generate a discussion about immigration issues. 

Chiu said he plans to paint stretches of the fence in every border town and if the proposed wall is built, he said he will paint that also.

In September, another artist created a giant baby art display was set up on the Mexico side of the fence in Tecate facing the U.S. 

The image was erected by artist Frances JR as both artwork and a political statement. 

The prototypes for the so-called border wall completed construction last week. The concrete will be allowed to set for approximately 30 days before U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials begin testing the prototypes. 

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