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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Nancee Lyons
A bare brick wall alongside a store in Shaw drew little attention from passers-by Monday, but by the end of the week a larger-than-life woman wielding a pencil-shaped gun amid swirling colors will be watching over the Northwest neighborhood.
Everybody knows springtime in the District means blossoms and baseball. But it also means an increasingly busy schedule for the city's graffiti-removal crews, which have seen a quadrupling of cleanup orders since 2010.
"There are more reasons to come into D.C. now than five years ago," she said. "There's more people traveling corridors. It's becoming more of a graffiti destination because of the economic boom."
Today's graffiti taggers are older teenagers and young adults, Ms. Lyons said.