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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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Amatrice's Basilica di San Francesco was among many centuries-old buildings damaged in Italy's Aug. 24 quake. The national police's art squad is documenting damage and salvaging priceless works of art from this and other churches in the region. Italian Carabinieri /AP hide caption

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When Cultural Heritage Is At Risk, Italy's Art Police Come To The Rescue

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People walk past a replica of an ancient statue of a human-headed winged bull from Nimrud, Iraq, destroyed by the Islamic State. It's part of an exhibition called "Rising from Destruction" at Rome's Colosseum. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Replicas Of Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS 'Rising From Destruction' In Rome

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks at a meeting titled "Italy, Europe, An Answer to Terror," held at the Capitolini Museum in Rome last November. Renzi's government is offering all Italian 18-year-olds 500 euros to spend on cultural events. The goal is to educate and to help a growing number of young immigrants assimilate. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Italy's 'Cultural Allowance' For Teens Aims To Educate, Counter Extremism

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Farmer Daniele Pacicca in the Calabria region of southern Italy shows the stumps of his 13 olive trees that were hacked down this summer. With the help of GOEL Bio, he was able to replace them with twice as many new trees, 26. Chris Livesay for NPR hide caption

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'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

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Stuck cable cars hang off the Mont Blanc massif between France and Italy on Friday. Dozens of tourists who were trapped in cable cars dangling above the Alps overnight, including a 10-year-old child, have all been safely rescued. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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