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Nov 9, 2011

Pondering Italy After Berlusconi

PIANE DI FALERONE, Italy, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The chairs were
filled for the mid-afternoon card game outside my local coffee
bar but inside, it was clear Tuesday was not a normal day.

Instead of the usual televised soap opera, the woman behind
the bar had turned to a news channel where a much bigger drama
was playing out. Each greeting from a new customer was followed
by a glance at the screen and the seemingly vague question,
“What’s happening?”