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Giuseppe Conte addresses the media after a meeting Wednesday with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the presidential palace in Rome. Mattarella approved the lawyer's nomination to serve as prime minister. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nigerian sex worker in Italy waits for clients. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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Italian Cops Try To Stop A Sex Trafficking Gang Called Black Axe

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Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, speaks to the media Monday after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome for coalition talks. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Matteo Salvini, left, leader of Lega political party and Silvio Berlusconi, Leader of Forza Italia, speak to the media after meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday in Rome, Italy. Antonio Masiello/Getty Images hide caption

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Technicians attend a rehearsal of the show Universal Judgment: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, directed by Marco Balich, on March 13 near the Vatican. The Vatican Museums, which house the Sistine Chapel, provided high-definition digital reproductions of the frescoes in the hall at a reduced rate because they acknowledged the educational value of the project. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sistine Chapel Gets Its Own High-Tech Spectacle, With Music By Sting

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Detainees stand in a hall at a detention center for migrants in Al Kararim, Libya. The North African country is a key transit spot and destination for migrants seeking employment or a path to Europe. Manu Brabo/AP hide caption

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Migrants Captured In Libya Say They End Up Sold As Slaves

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Italian far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini gives the thumbs-up in Milan on Monday. Salvini said his right-wing coalition had the "right and the duty" to form a government after taking 37 percent of the vote in the weekend election. Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An election poster for the 5-Star Movement showing leader Luigi di Maio and the motto "Participate. Choose. Change" is seen on the side of a bus in Rome ahead of the March 4 general elections. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy's 5-Star Movement Leads In Polls, But Some Past Supporters Vow 'Never Again'

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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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