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Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti attends an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti attends an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti attends an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti attends an end of year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of the year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. Monti said on Sunday that he would be ready to offer his leadership to political forces that adopt his agenda of reforms the country needs. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of the year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. Monti said on Sunday that he would be ready to offer his leadership to political forces that adopt his agenda of reforms the...more

Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during an end of the year news conference in Rome December 23, 2012. Monti said on Sunday that he would be ready to offer his leadership to political forces that adopt his agenda of reforms the country needs. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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