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Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi pauses during a rally in Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Berlusconi appeared Wednesday before cheering supporters outside his Roman palazzo, where he accused prosecutors of conducting "political persecution" against him over the past 20 years. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi pauses during a rally in Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Berlusconi appeared Wednesday before cheering supporters outside his Roman palazzo, where he accused prosecutors of conducting "political persecution" against him over the past 20 years. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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