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Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen of Finland leaves the pit during the first practice session of the Italian F1 Grand Prix in Monza, near Milan
Giuseppe Zedde of “Leocorno” or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena on Friday
This image shows Italy at night seen from the International Space Station. The photograph was taken by one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station. Read more
People watch as the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed by tugs from Giglio after being refloated, in Isola del Giglio, Italy. The ship is bound for it’s home port of Genoa where it will be dismantled. The Costa Concordia capsized at the island of Giglio in 2012 killing 32 passengers. Read more
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was hauled upright in September but remained partially submerged, is slowly being refloated near the port of Giglio Island, Italy, on Monday. In one of the biggest maritime disasters, the vessel hit a reef and partly capsized on 13 January 2012, after being steered dangerously close to the island.
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The Frecce Tricolori Italian air force acrobatic team fly above the Vittoriano monument to the unknown soldier, at the Republic day military parade in Rome
New recruits of the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard attend a swearing in ceremony at the Vatican. The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consists of 100 volunteers who must be of Swiss nationality, Catholic, single, at least 174cm (5.7ft) tall and without a beard
Libyan soldiers take part in a training exercise directed by the Italian Army’s 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno in southern Italy.
Nuns seem happy and animated at the end of the Pope’s weekly audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican on Wednesday Read more
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Rome‘s airport. Read more