Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. At the rear edge of the square more than 2,000 people, in Rome to celebrate the 78th birthday of Pope Francis, danced in “A tango for Pope Francis” event as music blared
Balloons featuring Italian Prime minister Matteo Renzi as Pinocchio are displayed during a general strike called by several trade unions in protest against the government’s economic policy, on Friday in Rome
Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the government’s Jobs Act labour reform bill
Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on Friday
A picture shows the silhouette of a stat…A picture shows the silhouette of a statue at St Peter’s square as the sun rises through clouds before a general audience of pope Francis
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican today.
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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
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Rome‘s airport.
Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts at the Vatican on Thursday. It is their first meeting.
Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister-designate, talks to reporters after a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. Mr Renzi said on Monday he would begin official consultations to form a new government in the next 24 hours and expected to lay out a programme of reforms to be completed in the next few months