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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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People gather around a single rose laid on the ground of Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Friday, observing one minute's silence for the victims of the terrorist attack. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

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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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