Austerity protests 'anti-Montified'

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Demonstrators dance during the 'No Monti Day' demonstration in Rome. The 'No Monti Day' demonstration is organized by the small left-wing parties and various protest groups against Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's austerity measures. AFP photo

Demonstrators dance during the 'No Monti Day' demonstration in Rome. The 'No Monti Day' demonstration is organized by the small left-wing parties and various protest groups against Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's austerity measures. AFP photo

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Demonstrators paint 'broken bank' on the shop window of a Unicredit bank during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

Demonstrators paint 'broken bank' on the shop window of a Unicredit bank during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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A demonstrator wears a devil's mask during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

A demonstrator wears a devil's mask during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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Demonstrators hold a banner reading 'No to the imperialsm of Monti's government, Take your hands off Syria' during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

Demonstrators hold a banner reading 'No to the imperialsm of Monti's government, Take your hands off Syria' during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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Women march during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

Women march during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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A demonstrator plays accordion during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

A demonstrator plays accordion during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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Demonstrators hold a placard showing former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and reading "Dangerous!!!" during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

Demonstrators hold a placard showing former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and reading "Dangerous!!!" during the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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A demonstrator wears a mask of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

A demonstrator wears a mask of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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A banner showing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

A banner showing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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A puppet showing US President Barack Obama is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

A puppet showing US President Barack Obama is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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A puppet showing former German Chancellor Angela Merkel is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

A puppet showing former German Chancellor Angela Merkel is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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A puppet showing former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

A puppet showing former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is displayed at the start of the No Monti Day demonstration in Rome. AFP photo

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