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In Philadelphia: 12,000 chalk outlines represent annual toll of US gun homicides

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Published on May 19, 2013

For about 12 hours Saturday, local artist Peter Quinn and a team of volunteers drew thousands of chalk body outlines across all four lanes of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, from 20th Street to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

Quinn crowd-funded the project, raising more that $8,000 at Kickstarter.com to for chalk, city permits, and to document the project.

Quinn describer "American Casualties: A Drawing," as a community art project intended as "a visual image of the devastation of gun violence in America each year."

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