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Restorers discover colorful frescoes in Rome's Colosseum

A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A restorer stands in front a wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A restorer stands in front a wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A restorer stands in front a wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A wall with remains of frescoes and graffiti is seen in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Director of Colosseum archeological complex Rossella Rea talks to reporters during a news conference in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Director of Colosseum archeological complex Rossella Rea talks to reporters during a news conference in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Director of Colosseum archeological complex Rossella Rea talks to reporters during a news conference in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A tourist is silhouetted as he visits Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A tourist is silhouetted as he visits Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A tourist is silhouetted as he visits Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A woman takes a picture in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A woman takes a picture in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A woman takes a picture in Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A view of Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A view of Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A view of Rome's ancient Colosseum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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