Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (shown here in March 2009 at a gathering of his new political party, the People of Freedoms) has recently come under fire for a sexist remark about an opposition politician's looks and intellect. After a series of sex scandals involving Berlusconi, more than 100,000 women have signed a petition stating they are offended by him. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A view of the Parthenon Gallery in the new Acropolis Museum. Many of the items from the Parthenon's frieze were removed more than 200 years ago by Lord Elgin and later sold to the British Museum. Courtesy of Nikos Daniilidis/Acropolis Museum hide caption

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