In pictures: Women march against Berlusconi

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A mother holds a placard reading 'Berlusconi, like that!' at Rome's Piazza del Popolo on 13 February 2011
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Italian women have been holding a day of rallies nationwide against embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. This mother at a protest in Rome has a placard reading, "Berlusconi, like that!".
Anti-Berlusconi protesters in Rome's Piazza del Popolo on 13 February 2011
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Central Rome's Piazza del Popolo - or People's Square - was crammed with tens of thousands of people. Organisers of the protests say Mr Berlusconi has denigrated women with his recent sex scandals. He has denied any wrongdoing.
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The "Bunga Bunga" on the signs of these protesters in Rome alludes to alleged orgies held by the premier at his residences. Prosecutors in Milan last week moved to have Mr Berlusconi put on trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage girl.
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Protesters marched through more than 60 towns and cities nationwide, including Milan, Naples, Palermo, Bari, Trieste and Venice.
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Tens of thousands of men and women gathered in the rain in the northern city of Milan, where one protester said Italian women had become "a joke in the rest of the world".
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The day of demonstrations had a title - Se non ora, quando? (If not now, when?) - and organisers say it was meant to express the frustration of women, such as these protesters in Naples.
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There was a protest in Paris, where men joined in to show solidarity with women. Despite the recent negative publicity, Mr Berlusconi's approval ratings are still around 35%, and he retains the support of his main coalition ally.
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In the Spanish capital Madrid, protesters carried signs saying "Enough" and saying they were marching "for the dignity of women".