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Corner of Duane and Echo Park Ave. An army of circles, triangles and irregular shapes was deployed this past week in the war against tagging. And, like the finest of toy soldiers, they're not bad to look at either.

This particular corner is a favorite of taggers as well as muralists. The Food market is across the street from Echo Cycles, the bike shop whose Duane Street wall has been the scene of repeated paint-outs and mural wars in the past couple of years. Most recently, a Shepard Fairey-like mural (Chicken Corner believes it was a Fairey proper) mysteriously was slapped over the outline of another muralist's prep work for a different painting. That mural then was painted over - and tagged - and the wall now is partly covered by aluminum.

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