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Demonstrators in Rome protest June 11 against imposition of vaccine requirements. A new law requires childhood vaccination against 12 diseases. Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

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A stage constructed amidst Roman ruins to host the rock opera Divine Nero has led some archaeologists and art historians to denounce what they see as the commercialization of the city's heritage. Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

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After Sulley Muntari (right) heard racial slurs from fans during a match in Sardinia, Italy, on April 30, he protested — and got a yellow card from the referee. A supporter holds the card aloft. Enrico Locci/Getty Images hide caption

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As they travel the parade route, tuxedoed men and youths distribute strings of colorful beads, dried fava beans and genuine Italian kisses. Courtesy of The Italian American St. Joseph Society hide caption

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella granted partial clemency to former CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa, who was convicted in absentia of taking part in a 2003 kidnapping in Milan as part of a CIA detention and interrogation program. Vicenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French farmer Cedric Herrou arrives at a court in Nice on Friday for his trial for illegally assisting migrants. Herrou, who helped African migrants to enter the country from Italy, was given a suspended fine of 3,000 euros, about $3,000. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Risk Of Arrest, Villagers Aid Migrants Crossing French-Italian Border

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An excavator works at the site of the avalanche-buried Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, Italy. Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/AP hide caption

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On Friday, Italian rescue helicopters approach the area of the Hotel Rigopiano, which was buried by an avalanche on Wednesday, to help airlift out some people found alive in the debris. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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The police force for protection of Italy's cultural heritage is headquartered in Rome's Piazza Sant'Ignazio. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

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Migrants pray in a tent city in Rome, on Aug. 1. The migrants are mostly from Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan. In 2016, more migrants arrived in Italy than in Greece, which was the top destination a year earlier. Most of those reaching Italy are from sub-Saharan Africa rather than the Middle East. Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Italy Surpasses Greece As Top Euro Destination For Asylum Seekers

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Judge Daniela Monaco Crea reads the sentence on Tuesday in the trial against ship captain Mohammed Ali Malek and crewmate Mahmud Bikhit in the April 2015 shipwreck off Libya that killed 700 people. Salvatore Cavalli/AP hide caption

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A visitor takes a photo of Judith Slaying Holofernes by Italian 17th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi, on display at Rome's Palazzo Braschi museum. The "Artemisia Gentileschi and Her Times" exhibition will run till May 7, 2017. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced Sunday night he would resign, after voters rejected the referendum on constitutional reforms. Opposition parties had framed the vote as a referendum on Renzi himself. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announces his resignation during a press conference in Rome, after the results of Sunday's referendum on constitutional reforms. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks in Rome on Nov. 26 in support of Sunday's referendum that would amend the constitution. Renzi says it will modernize the political system in a country that has had more than 60 governments in the past 70 years. He has said he will step down if the referendum fails. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Italy's Big Vote Could Rattle Europe Once Again

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A family disembarks from the Topaz Responder, a rescue ship, Oct. 27 at Brindisi in southern Italy. The ship arrived with 347 migrants and refugees from Central Africa and Syria following a rescue operation off the Libyan coast. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy Becomes A Leading Destination For Migrants, Matching Greece

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