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Cuirassier presidential guards line up at the Vittoriano Unknown Soldier monument prior to the arrival of newly elected Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Italy's new president, Sergio Mattarella, has taken the oath of office with a vow to fight corruption and organized crime and encourage the nation to embrace economic and electoral reform. The new head of state, whose brother, Piersanti Mattarella, was slain while governor of Sicily by the Mafia in 1980, denounced as "alarming" the spread of the Mafia from its traditional base in the south to northern cities. Mattarella, in his speech to Parliament Tuesday, also decried pervasive corruption, which he said robs citizens of resources meant for them and upsets market rules, "penalizing the honest and the capable."

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Cuirassier presidential guards line up at the Vittoriano (Unknown Soldier) monument prior to the arrival of Italy’s new President Sergio Mattarella in Rome on Tuesday. President Mattarella has vowed to fight corruption, organised crime and embrace economic and electoral reform

Italy's new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive by car for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome...Italy's new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive by car for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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Italy’s new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome. 

TOPSHOTS Starlings fly in the sky of Rom...TOPSHOTS Starlings fly in the sky of Rome at sunset on January 27, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

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Starlings fly in the sky of Rome at sunset

A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter's facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein directive on Monday at the Vatican. The Bolkestein directive is an EU directive aimed at opening up Europe's services sector to cross-border competition.

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A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter’s facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein directive on Monday at the Vatican. The Bolkestein directive is an EU directive aimed at opening up Europe’s services sector to cross-border competition

Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican, December 17, 2014. At the rear edge of the square more than 2,000 people, who came to Rome from all over Italy for the 78th birthday of Pope Francis, danced in "A tango for Pope Francis" event as music blared.

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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 union organisations to protest against the government's economic policy, on december 12, 2014 in Rome. Unions protest against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's emblematic Jobs Act legislation approved this month which aims to shake up Italy's labour market by making it easier for companies to hire and fire.

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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. Three protesters were injured in a police charge at the demonstration. The protest organized by the self-styled National Social Strike Laboratory said high school students occupying their schools this week also participated in the march through central Rome, which turned into a melee when protesters tried to break through a police cordon around the Senate building, setting off flares and throwing eggs at law enforcement. The government's Jobs Act labour reform bill now on the floor of the Senate, where the administration of Premier Matteo Renzi looks set to call a confidence vote.

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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 November 14, 2014.

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Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on Friday

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

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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...Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican today.

The Frecce Tricolori (three-color arrows) Italian Air Force acrobatic squad fly above the "Vittoriano", the Unknown Soldier monument, on the occasion of the Republic Day military parade, in Rome, Monday, June 2, 2014. The Republic Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic after a referendum held on June 2, 1946 in which Italians chose the form of government between monarchy and republic following WWII.

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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...U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Rome's airport March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito  (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS)

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Rome‘s airport. 

Pope Francis and President Barack Obama smile as they exchange gifts, at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys,

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Pope Francis and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts at the Vatican on Thursday. It is their first meeting.

Italy's Prime Minister-designate Matteo Renzi talks to reporters after a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome February 17, 2014. 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 within the next few months.

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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

Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Or...Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), holds a press conference in Rome on January 16, 2014. Uzumcu voiced concern about reports from the Syrian government of attacks on two chemical facilities but said they could not be independently verified. A United Nations-backed plan to destroy Syria's 1,290-tonne declared chemical weapons arsenal has been delayed by the fighting raging across the country. Uzumcu said that talks were ongoing for "temporary truces" to allow the safe passage of chemical arms convoys to the Syrian port of Latakia for loading. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Get

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Ahmet Uzümcü, director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, holds a press conference in Rome. Mr Uzümcü voiced concern about reports from the Syrian government of attacks on two chemical facilities but said they could not be independently verified. A UN-backed plan to destroy Syria‘s 1,290-tonne declared chemical weapons arsenal has been delayed by the fighting raging across the country

Employees of American aluminum producer giant Alcoa take part in a sit-in outside the Italian Industry Ministry in Rome on Monday, as they demonstrate against the closing of the Portovesme and Fusina melting plants located on the Italian mediterranean island of Sardinia, which employ around 2,000 people.

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Employees of American aluminum producer giant Alcoa take part in a sit-in outside the Italian Industry Ministry in Rome on Monday, as they demonstrate against the closing of the Portovesme and Fusina melting plants located on the Italian mediterranean island of Sardinia, which employ around 2,000 people.

Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.

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Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.

Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi attends a Senate meeting as Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta calls for a confidence vote in Rome, October 2, 2013.  Letta said on Wednesday that the government's survival must be separated from the legal troubles of Berlusconi and that its collapse could be "fatal" for the country.

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Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi attends a Senate meeting as Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta calls for a confidence vote in Rome. Letta said on Wednesday that the government’s survival must be separated from the legal troubles of Berlusconi and that its collapse could be “fatal” for the country.

A bride poses for photos in front of Rome's Pantheon, Friday, June 28, 2013. The Pantheon was built under Emperor Augustus between 27 and 25 b.C., to celebrate all the gods worshipped in Ancient Rome. (AP Photo, Domenico Stinellis)

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A bride poses for photos in front of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy on Friday. 

A biker rides his motorcycles in front of St. Peter's square

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A biker rides his motorcycles in front of St. Peter’s square during the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary event in Rome.