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Italian Premier Mario Monti said during a news conference in Rome on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, that he won't take up former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's offer to run on a center-right election ticket, citing Mr. Berlusconi's heavy criticism of his economic policies. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)

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