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Images and other symbols can be used in political conflict by standing in for forms of power. Symbols give political groups a sense of unified purpose, a common literacy or history. Flags, logos, hand gestures, works of art, all change how they are interpreted when they are put to use. Is this change always violent, a form of dominance, stealing an image? Can an image be freely given, set free from the cycle of violent re-purposing? How are peace symbols made?

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