PHOTOS: Argentines honour soccer star Maradona with mosaics

Gonzalo López Lauch is helping bring soccer star Diego Maradona back to life, one mosaic tile at a time. The visual artist, part of a group called Comando Maradona, unveiled on Thursday a colorful mural of the Argentine player and legend who died on Nov. 25 last year, sparking an outpouring of grief from Buenos Aires to Naples, Italy. The work, in front of the Argentinos Juniors stadium where Maradona played the early years of his career, is part of a series of mosaics the group has produced for the last three months, to honor the day of his death. "We are transforming our pain into a mural in a public space," said López Lauch, who makes up the group with Paula Soto and Gabriela Pereyra.

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Maradona's fans remember the idol with a colorful memorial in Buenos Aires.(Reuters)

Maradona's fans remember the idol with a colorful memorial in Buenos Aires.(Reuters)

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Maradona's fans remember the idol with a colorful memorial in Buenos Aires. (Reuters)

Maradona's fans remember the idol with a colorful memorial in Buenos Aires. (Reuters)

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The mosaics, made up of small tiles to ensure they are durable and easy to fix in case of vandalism, show Maradona in a jersey of one of the teams he played for, looking at the horizon.(Reuters)

The mosaics, made up of small tiles to ensure they are durable and easy to fix in case of vandalism, show Maradona in a jersey of one of the teams he played for, looking at the horizon.(Reuters)

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