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From trash bins to tourist hub: How street art transformed Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane was once an alley like so many others – dark, unattractive, and full of trash. Now, tourists come in droves because of the famed graffiti on the walls. Xueshan Li reports on how the lane became an iconic Melbourne attraction. 

Video by Xueshan Li

This story is part of our Transformation video series. 

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