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Italy's right-wing crime fighters

<p>Gaetano Saya (C), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, which hopes to begin anti-crime civilian patrols, poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. Italy's Senate passed a law in July that allows the creation of unarmed citizen patrols to help police and soldiers fight crime on the streets. In a heated debate at time in the Senate, centre-left lawmakers said the citizen patrols risked becoming vigilante groups taking the law into their hands. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira </p>

Gaetano Saya (C), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, which hopes to begin anti-crime civilian patrols, poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. Italy's Senate passed a law in July that allows the creation of unarmed citizen...more

Gaetano Saya (C), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, which hopes to begin anti-crime civilian patrols, poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. Italy's Senate passed a law in July that allows the creation of unarmed citizen patrols to help police and soldiers fight crime on the streets. In a heated debate at time in the Senate, centre-left lawmakers said the citizen patrols risked becoming vigilante groups taking the law into their hands. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

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<p>Members of Italy's right-wing National Guard, who hope to begin anti-crime civilian patrols, pass a market stall while on their way to speak to reporters in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira </p>

Members of Italy's right-wing National Guard, who hope to begin anti-crime civilian patrols, pass a market stall while on their way to speak to reporters in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

Members of Italy's right-wing National Guard, who hope to begin anti-crime civilian patrols, pass a market stall while on their way to speak to reporters in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

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<p>A member of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira </p>

A member of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

A member of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

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<p>Dario Saya stands by as the leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, Gaetano Saya (R), speaks to reporters from the seat of a friend's helicopter in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

Dario Saya stands by as the leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, Gaetano Saya (R), speaks to reporters from the seat of a friend's helicopter in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Dario Saya stands by as the leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, Gaetano Saya (R), speaks to reporters from the seat of a friend's helicopter in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Dario Saya of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses in a uniform in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

Dario Saya of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses in a uniform in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Dario Saya of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses in a uniform in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Dario (L) and Gaetano Saya hold Italy's right-wing National Guard's Sonnenrad symbol in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini</p>

Dario (L) and Gaetano Saya hold Italy's right-wing National Guard's Sonnenrad symbol in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Dario (L) and Gaetano Saya hold Italy's right-wing National Guard's Sonnenrad symbol in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Gaetano Saya (R), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira </p>

Gaetano Saya (R), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

Gaetano Saya (R), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

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<p>Dario Saya of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses in a uniform in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

Dario Saya of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses in a uniform in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Dario Saya of Italy's right-wing National Guard poses in a uniform in the town of Suno, near Novara July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Gaetano Saya (R), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira</p>

Gaetano Saya (R), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

Gaetano Saya (R), leader of Italy's right-wing National Guard, poses for photographers in Rome September 18, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Siqueira

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