King William portrait to replace grim reaper in Northern Ireland town

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A notorious wall mural in Belfast - showing a loyalist paramilitary - is to be replaced by a portrait of King William of Orange.
The mural is nicknamed "The Grim Reaper".

It was painted 10 years ago on a gable wall in Tavanagh Street in the mainly Protestant Village area of the city.

Its £18,000 replacement is part of a £3m community "reimaging" scheme.

Negotiations on the repainting began five years ago with the loyalist paramilitary Ulster Defence Association (UDA).

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