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"The mural was a gift from our friend, the artist Mikel Urmeneta. It's full of folksy Basque motifs: there's San Sebastián Day, where half the population dresses up like chefs and the other half dresses like Napoleonic soldiers, and a lauburu, a four-headed cross that is a primitive Basque symbol where its red and green colors represent the colors of the Basque flag. An inscription on the side reads, 'When you leave your country, your branches become your roots.'"