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Elusive street artist Banksy has confirmed that he is the artist behind a number of street art murals that have recently appeared across Paris.

Taking aim at capitalism and Europe’s migrant crisis, the pieces include a veiled mourner on a fire door at The Bataclan gig venue – in tribute to those killed in a terrorist attack in 2015 – a man in a suit offering a dog a bone having sawed off its leg, a black girl covering a Nazi Swastika with a pink design, and one depicting Napoleon riding on horseback wearing a red headscarf wrapped around his head and torso.

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An Instagram caption beneath Banksy’s work showing a rat with a stencil cutter reads: “Fifty years since the uprising in Paris 1968. The birthplace of modern stencil art.”

. Fire door, Bataclan

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