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The Italian flag flies next to the Altare Della Patria, a national monument dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a united Italy. The gigantic building is adorned with Corinthian columns, fountains, two rooftop statues of the Goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas (chariots led by four horses abreast), and a statue of the king himself. Police stood inside the monument to ensure that crowds did not linger by it for too long.

Where All Roads Lead

Jack Scott, Staff Writer May 4, 2015

  The plane rumbled and shook as the mass of steel struggled to slow down. Beside me, a woman sat fast asleep, the child next to her playing a game on her mother’s phone. I did not speak to them...

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