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APTOPIX Italy Europe Financial Crisis
Student and workers that were protesting against labor reform and EU and IMF policies to fight the economic crisis, clash with police near Chigi Palace government's headquarters, in Rome, Thursday, June 14, 2012, as Italian premier Mario Monti met France's new austerity-averse president, Francois Hollande, who traveled to Rome to discuss Europe's widening debt crisis and confidence-building measures. The meeting was held against the backdrop of skyrocketing borrowing rates over two days that wiped out gains made since Monti's technocratic government passed austerity measures in December. Italy, stuck in a recession with an enormous debt pile, has been penalized for Spain's belated admission over the weekend that it would need a bailout for its troubled banks. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo, Lapresse) ITALY OUT