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Well-known Olympic mural is disappearing from Atlanta airport

The famed mural of children in Centennial Olympic Park that greets travelers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is taking its final bow, after a year of flickering in and out of view.

The photographic collage, called “Spirit of Atlanta” by artist Deborah Whitehouse, is being taken down this week, to be replaced by a giant digital screen promoting Atlanta attractions and displaying airport information. The mural is at the top of the escalators most arriving passengers use to get to the domestic terminal.

To memorialize the mural, the airport says it will likely include a digital image as one of the rotating views on the new screen or elsewhere in the airport.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.