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12 January 2012
Former PM Silvio Berlusconi's popularity and legacy is a hot topic in Italy.
Can new technocrat Super Mario Monti save Italy?
If not...will Silvio stage a triumphant return?
BBC: "On New Year's Eve, Italians traditionally see in the new year by burning the vecchione (old man) - an effigy personifying the outgoing year.
When inhabitants of the little town of Ozzano dell'Emilia, just outside the northern Italian city of Bologna, decided to give their effigy the face of Silvio Berlusconi, they did not imagine the reaction it would provoke."