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Packing environmental punch

Melanie Hall
June 23, 2017

To grab people's attention and raise environmental awareness, artists, musicians and activists have turned to more visual ways of getting the message across - including sometimes drastic measures.

Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen smeared with red paint
Image: picture alliance/dpa/Scanpix/I. M. Odgaard

With the mantra "a picture paints a thousand words" in mind, these photos show how striking visuals can make a strong statement about environmental topics.

Some have chosen to highlight the many ecological problems facing the planet with some powerful - and in one case, even illegal - gestures.