Italian Carabinieri cavalry perform in front of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome. Gaddafi's invitation to hundreds of young women to convert to Islam overshadowed a two-day visit to Italy intended to cement the growing ties between Tripoli and Rome.
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