150th anniversary of Italy's unification

14:35, March 17, 2011      

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The Colosseum is lit with green, white and red, the colors of the national flag, during celebrations, in Rome, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, to mark the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. Thursday itself marks the day in 1861 when Victor Emmanuel II became the first king of a united Italy; previously the peninsula had been divided into kingdoms, city-states and the papal states which covered much of the peninsula's center and represented the pope's temporal rule.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)
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