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Guinness Records to check newly unveiled Brazil graffiti

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A giant graffiti titled "Contos" or "Tales", created by 19-year-old Luna Buschinelli, covers an exterior of the Rivadavia Correa municipal school, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 19, 2017. Buschinelli hopes to break a Guinness World Record as the largest graffiti made by a woman. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) © The Associated Press A giant graffiti titled "Contos" or "Tales", created by 19-year-old Luna Buschinelli, covers an exterior of the Rivadavia Correa municipal school, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 19, 2017. Buschinelli hopes to break a Guinness World Record as the largest graffiti made by a woman. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mayor of Rio de Janeiro says a newly unveiled graffiti painting will submitted to Guinness World Records for consideration as the largest work of its kind by a woman.

Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Marcelo Crivella , third left, and graffiti artist Luna Buschinelli, 19, center, pose for a photo in front of her giant graffiti titled "Contos" or "Tales", at the Rivadavia Correa municipal school, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 19, 2017. Buschinelli hopes to break a Guinness World Record as the largest graffiti made by a woman. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) © The Associated Press Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Marcelo Crivella , third left, and graffiti artist Luna Buschinelli, 19, center, pose for a photo in front of her giant graffiti titled "Contos" or "Tales", at the Rivadavia Correa municipal school, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 19, 2017. Buschinelli hopes to break a Guinness World Record as the largest graffiti made by a woman. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

The work entitled "Contos," or "Stories," measures about 2,500 square meters and was unveiled Monday by Mayor Marcelo Crivella. It depicts and an illiterate mother holding a book and telling a story to her children.

Rio officials say the piece created on a high school's wall in the city's downtown could be the biggest piece of graffiti ever painted by a woman.

The 19-year-old artist Luna Buschinelli calls it a tribute to mothers and teachers.

It is the first of 20 murals the Rio City Hall is sponsoring through an effort to enhance public spaces through urban art.

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