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Italy's beaches: open for business but closed to competition

People sunbath at Ostia beach, west of Rome, June 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Max Rossi

People sunbath at Ostia beach, west of Rome, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People sunbath at Ostia beach, west of Rome, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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The beach is seen on the coast of Rimini April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The beach is seen on the coast of Rimini April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The beach is seen on the coast of Rimini April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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People sunbath at Ostia beach, west of Rome June 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Max Rossi

People sunbath at Ostia beach, west of Rome June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People sunbath at Ostia beach, west of Rome June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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People relax at Ostia beach, west of Rome June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People relax at Ostia beach, west of Rome June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

People relax at Ostia beach, west of Rome June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Paddle boats are seen on a beach on the coast of Rimini April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Paddle boats are seen on a beach on the coast of Rimini April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Paddle boats are seen on a beach on the coast of Rimini April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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