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Bosnia pays tribute to Bowie

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 00:45

A huge mural has been unveiled in Sarajeavo to commemorate David Bowie's humanitarian work during the Bosnian war. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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A group of artists unveiled a huge mural of David Bowie in Sarajevo on Saturday (May 28) to commemorate the British musician's humanitarian work during the Bosnian war. To the sound of Bowie's "Space Oddity," up to 300 people attended the inauguration of the mural, which bore the inscription: "Fashion changes, but you'll always be my heroes." The mural -- 13 metres (43 feet) high and 10.5 metres (34 feet) wide -- is painted on a building on the university campus, a short distance from the street once known as Sniper Alley, and is intended to symbolise the way Bosnia has changed since the end of the 1992-95 war. Bowie was moved by the sufferings of Bosnians and he used his fame to increase awareness about the war and raise money for humanitarian purposes, although he did not visit Sarajevo.

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Bosnia pays tribute to Bowie

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 00:45