And they waved.

    September 9, 2017

    A mural in Tecate, Mexico, sits just beyond a border structure, seen from Tecate, Calif. (AP’s Gregory Bull)

    “A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the United States,” AP’S JULIE WATSON writes from Tecate, Mexico:
    • “The boy appears to grip the barrier with his fingers, leaving the impression the entire thing could be toppled with a giggle.”
    • “A French artist who goes by the moniker ‘JR’ erected the cut-out of the boy that stands nearly 65 feet … tall and is meant to prompt discussion of immigration.”
    • Yesterday, “a steady stream of people drove to the remote section of wall near the Tecate border crossing, about 40 miles … southeast of San Diego. Border Patrol agents warned visitors to keep the dirt road clear for their patrols and not pass anything through the fence.”
    • “On the Mexican side, families scrambled down a scrubby hillside to take selfies with the artwork. Children in school uniforms played tag under the scaffolding supporting the photo.”
    • Sentence of the day: “People on each side of the wall waved to each other.”
    • “For artists and activists, the 650 miles of existing wall and fencing between the U.S. and Mexico has long been a blank canvas. Musicians have played simultaneously on both sides. … There have been volleyball games and church services held simultaneously on each side of the border.”
    • “Sections of wall on the Mexican side have been covered with paintings of everything from butterflies to an upside-down American flag.”
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