Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (left) receives a small bell from former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after the swearing-in ceremony at the prime minister's office at Chigi Palace in Rome on Wednesday. The bell is used by the prime minister to call attention during Cabinet meetings. (Associated Press)

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (left) receives a small bell from former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after the swearing-in ceremony at the prime minister's office at Chigi Palace in Rome on Wednesday. The bell is used by the prime minister to call attention during Cabinet meetings. (Associated Press)