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Banksy fans become part of the art in New York

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A dancer poses with a new installation of art by British graffiti artist Banksy painted on the front door of the Hustler Club in New York, Oct. 24, 2013.

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A man jokingly poses with work by British graffiti artist Banksy in New York, Oct. 20, 2013.

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A child poses for a photo under a piece by British graffiti artist Banksy in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Oct. 17, 2013.

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A man poses next to a rock formation by British graffiti artist Banksy in the Queens borough of New York, Oct. 22, 2013.

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People take pictures of the "Twin Towers in Tribeca" created by British street artist Banksy in New York City, Oct. 15, 2013.

New York City residents and tourists are hurrying to get a glimpse or a picture with the latest work of art being created during a month-long stay by the British graffiti artist Banksy. Many of the works are quickly defaced by competing graffiti artists or removed to be preserved or sold. Some simply disappear when the performance is over. A few lucky ones got to take an original signed work home.