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span {
    background-color: #5f0000;
    background-image: url(http://rafaelcavalcante.com/projetos/blog-related-stuff/mm.jpg);
    background-blend-mode: multiply;   
    
    display: block;
    height: 281px;
    width: 500px;    
}