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For years, countless talented street artists have been crafting jaw-dropping murals that coat the walls and surfaces of public spaces around the world, and 2014 has certainly been no exception. In the past 12 months, we’ve seen some seriously exceptional pieces of art pop up around our city streets. In fact, there have been a number of artists this year to translate their talents into forms of public expression, broadcasting compelling messages and political statements.

To honor this movement, we’ve compiled a list of noteworthy street art murals that have spoken out and created powerful assertions throughout the course of 2014.