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Riace's medieval old town is a warren of winding cobblestone streets atop a hill. Migrants have revitalized the shopping district. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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A Small Town In Italy Embraces Migrants And Is Reborn

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People gathered during a candlelight procession to honor the memory of Giulio Regeni in his hometown of Fiumicello, Italy, on Sunday. Paolo Giovannini/AP hide caption

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As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

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Supporters of same-sex civil union gathered last Saturday in central Rome. Italy is the only major Western European country that has not legalized same-sex marriage or civil unions. The Senate plans to take up the question of civil unions on Thursday. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Holdout In Western Europe, Italy Prepares To Decide On Civil Unions

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani opens a book he gave to Pope Francis as a gift at the Vatican on Tuesday. Rouhani is the first Iranian leader to meet with the pope since 1999. With sanctions against Iran falling away, Rouhani also announced business agreements with Italy as part of his visit to Europe. Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of same-sex civil union hold alarm clocks "to wake up Italia" on January 23, near the Pantheon in central Rome. Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted legislation allowing gay couples to have their relationships legally recognized and protected. A bill which the Senate will start examining on Thursday would enable same-sex couples to enter civil unions. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gluten is everywhere you look in Italy. Here, fresh ravioli at the historic shop "Gatti & Antonelli" in Rome in 2014. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy, Land Of Pizza And Pasta, Is Gluten-Free Friendly

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The famous chariot race in Ben-Hur was filmed on a movie set at Cinecittà in 1958. AP hide caption

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Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

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Migrants arriving at the Lampedusa island harbor aboard an Italian Coast Guard ship early Sunday. Ships rescued 3,690 migrants in just one day from smugglers' boats on the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, the Italian Coast Guard says. Mauro Buccarello/AP hide caption

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Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as members of the Italian coast guard approach them off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea on April 22. Alessandro Di Meo/AP hide caption

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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

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Mohammed Ali Malek is seen at Catania's tribunal, on Friday. Italian prosecutors blamed the captain of a grossly overloaded fishing boat for a collision that capsized and sank his vessel off Libya, drowning hundreds of migrants. Antonio Parrinello/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In this photo made available Thursday, April 23, 2015, migrants crowd and inflatable dinghy as the Italian Coast Guard approaches them, off the Libyan coast, on Wednesday. Alessandro Di Meo/AP hide caption

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