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Italy's 150th birthday but not everyone is celebrating

It is a not-so-happy 150th birthday to Italy.

The country was unified on March 17 1861 after a series of battles between competing power bases.

But not everyone in the country is in the mood for celebrating.

There was even a row about whether the day should be marked with a national holiday.

So has this anniversary revealed more about what divides Italy than unites it?

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 17 Mar 2011
  • From the section Europe
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