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Italian far-right party activists hold a banner reading "fatherland" during a demonstration against a government proposal to reform citizenship procedures for the descendants of immigrants living in Italy, in Rome, Nov. 4, 2017. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Anti-Migrant Slogans Are Overshadowing Italy's Election Race

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Sugar is considered critical for achieving a smooth and silky consistency in gelato. But new technology is aiming to achieve the same results with less (or no) sugar. Irina Marwan/Getty Images hide caption

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African migrants sitting in a shelter at the Tariq Al-Matar migrant detention center on the outskirts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Monday. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Salvatore Riina, aka "Toto," the most important figure of the Sicilian mafia, is brought to justice after evading police for 23 years at the Aula Bunker of Palermo courthouse on March 4, 1993 in Palermo, Italy. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian national team players slump in dejection at the end of their World Cup qualifying match against Sweden on Monday. The 0-0 draw killed the four-time world champions' hopes of a spot in the 2018 tournament. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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Several thousand Italians marched in an anti-migrant rally in Rome in October. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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In Italy, Right-Wing Politicians Set Their Sights On Parliament

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To get to Civita, one must take a long, winding footbridge from the neighboring town of Bagnoregio. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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In Italy, A Medieval Town Confronts A Double Threat — Erosion And Too Many Tourists

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Benjamin Raphael of Nigeria (left) is a salesman who had never picked up a paint brush before he found asylum in Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Painting Their Old Life Helps Them Build A New Life In Italy

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After a series of big tremors last August, Norcia's small community of Benedictine monks sought shelter on the mountainside high above the town. An earthquake devastated the town, seen here from the mountainside, in October. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Beer-Brewing Monks Are Helping Rebuild Earthquake-Devastated Town In Italy

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