Photos: Italians sing from windows on 75th anniversary of Liberation Day

Locked down Romans sang an anti-Fascist resistance song out of windows Saturday as Italy celebrated the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Allied forces during World War II. The day's big invent involved everyone joining a singalong from their windows of "Bella Ciao" -- an old protest song that turned into Italy's unofficial anti-Fascist anthem.

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A resident waves the Italian flag in the Garbatella district of Rome on April 25 during a 'Liberation Day' flashmob with people singing the Italian partisan song 'Bella Ciao' from their windows during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

A resident waves the Italian flag in the Garbatella district of Rome on April 25 during a 'Liberation Day' flashmob with people singing the Italian partisan song 'Bella Ciao' from their windows during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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Residents in the Garbatella district of Rome sing as part of a 'Liberation Day' flashmob on April 25. The day’s big invent involved everyone joining a singalong from their windows of “Bella Ciao” -- an old protest song that turned into Italy’s unofficial anti-Fascist anthem. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

Residents in the Garbatella district of Rome sing as part of a 'Liberation Day' flashmob on April 25. The day’s big invent involved everyone joining a singalong from their windows of “Bella Ciao” -- an old protest song that turned into Italy’s unofficial anti-Fascist anthem. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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A resident in the Garbatella district of Rome joins the 'Liberation Day' flashmob on April 25 from her window. Locked down Romans sang an anti-Fascist resistance song out of windows Saturday as Italy celebrated the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Allied forces during World War II. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

A resident in the Garbatella district of Rome joins the 'Liberation Day' flashmob on April 25 from her window. Locked down Romans sang an anti-Fascist resistance song out of windows Saturday as Italy celebrated the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Allied forces during World War II. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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A resident in the Garbatella district of Rome takes part in the 'Liberation Day' flashmob from her window . Populist far right leader Matteo Salvini voiced his displeasure with Saturday’s singalong. He urged people to focus on the coronavirus outbreak, rather than singing ‘Bella Ciao.’ (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

A resident in the Garbatella district of Rome takes part in the 'Liberation Day' flashmob from her window . Populist far right leader Matteo Salvini voiced his displeasure with Saturday’s singalong. He urged people to focus on the coronavirus outbreak, rather than singing ‘Bella Ciao.’ (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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A resident and her dog in the Garbatella district of Rome on April 25. Liberation Day marks Italy’s freedom from the Nazi-Fascist occupation of World War II in 1945. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

A resident and her dog in the Garbatella district of Rome on April 25. Liberation Day marks Italy’s freedom from the Nazi-Fascist occupation of World War II in 1945. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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Residents in the Garbatella district of Rome wave the Italian flag as they take part in a 'Liberation Day' flashmob with people singing 'Bella Ciao' from their windows. Italy was liberated from Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime by the US and its European allies weeks before the Nazis’ surrender in Berlin. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

Residents in the Garbatella district of Rome wave the Italian flag as they take part in a 'Liberation Day' flashmob with people singing 'Bella Ciao' from their windows. Italy was liberated from Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime by the US and its European allies weeks before the Nazis’ surrender in Berlin. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) perform on April 25 over the Altare della Patria - King Vittorio Emanuele II monument in Rome, on the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day, which marks the fall of Nazi occupation in 1945, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) perform on April 25 over the Altare della Patria - King Vittorio Emanuele II monument in Rome, on the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day, which marks the fall of Nazi occupation in 1945, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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A man wearing a face mask walks past mask a mural of late Italian anti-fascist and syndicalist Tina Costa, on April 25 in the San Lorenzo district of Rome, on the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

A man wearing a face mask walks past mask a mural of late Italian anti-fascist and syndicalist Tina Costa, on April 25 in the San Lorenzo district of Rome, on the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) perform on April 25 over Piazza Venezia in Rome , on the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day, which marks the fall of Nazi occupation in 1945, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) perform on April 25 over Piazza Venezia in Rome , on the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day, which marks the fall of Nazi occupation in 1945, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP)

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