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  • His salt-and-pepper hair goes well with his wrinkly face, and he wears a striped sun-kissed shirt with shorts to match. Captain of a clothes booth at Urbino’s Saturday market, he uses his words as bait to reel customers in; I am one of them...

    La Diva Della Via

    By Azia Toussaint
    His salt-and-pepper hair goes well with his wrinkly face, and he wears a striped sun-kissed shirt with shorts to match. Captain of a clothes booth at Urbino’s Saturday market, he uses his words as bait to reel customers in; I am one of them...

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  • In this small hilltop village, hundreds of runners and spectators from all over the Marche region flock into the cobblestone streets and gather in anticipation. At nightfall, a booming voice echoes between the tight city walls and calls runners to the starting line.

    The Running Club

    By Jilanne Doom
    In this small hilltop village, hundreds of runners and spectators from all over the Marche region flock into the cobblestone streets and gather in anticipation. At nightfall, a booming voice echoes between the tight city walls and calls runners to the starting line.

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  • On a warm, summer afternoon, five young feminist women were standing with their flyers in the Piazza Della Repubblica, looking for people to read their declarations calling for abortion rights.

    Women on the Ramparts

    By Melek Kucukuzun
    On a warm, summer afternoon, five young feminist women were standing with their flyers in the Piazza Della Repubblica, looking for people to read their declarations calling for abortion rights.

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  • There is a woman in the Piazza Della Repubblica. She wears her favorite dress: A red mini. She puts on makeup. She wants everybody to look at her, but nobody does. She is disappointed.

    Freedom’s Just Another Word…

    By Derya Ozturk
    There is a woman in the Piazza Della Repubblica. She wears her favorite dress: A red mini. She puts on makeup. She wants everybody to look at her, but nobody does. She is disappointed.

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  • Young Muslim women struggle to find and protect their identities in a changing Italy. Muslim women in Italy have it hard. They are surrounded by Christianity and Italian culture, but...

    The Muslim Mystique

    By Mehmet Besir Akinci
    Young Muslim women struggle to find and protect their identities in a changing Italy. Muslim women in Italy have it hard. They are surrounded by Christianity and Italian culture, but...

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  • In the summer, the city is typically buzzing with activity. The central Piazza Della Repubblica is jammed with people enjoying the sunny weather and the conviviality of friends, while customers are crowding everything from the gelato shop to the Pinocchio store.

    Still Digging Out

    By Timothy Soule
    In the summer, the city is typically buzzing with activity. The central Piazza Della Repubblica is jammed with people enjoying the sunny weather and the conviviality of friends, while customers are crowding everything from the gelato shop to the Pinocchio store.

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  • One of the capitals of the Renaissance, this city remains a tourist mecca, its alleys, churches and gorgeous palace components of what many people consider the “ideal city.’ But an assessment of life within its famed walls varies between its two main resident groups.

    The Two Faces of Urbino

    By Yetis Paycu
    One of the capitals of the Renaissance, this city remains a tourist mecca, its alleys, churches and gorgeous palace components of what many people consider the “ideal city.’ But an assessment of life within its famed walls varies between its two main resident groups.

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  • At the entrance of the Oasi Felina Di Urbino, the cat shelter here, a stray tabby cautiously limped over to visitors. The cat stared up from scraggly grass with one pale green eye. Her empty left eye socket was overgrown by a patch of hair.

    The Cat’s Meow

    By Harmony Wright
    At the entrance of the Oasi Felina Di Urbino, the cat shelter here, a stray tabby cautiously limped over to visitors. The cat stared up from scraggly grass with one pale green eye. Her empty left eye socket was overgrown by a patch of hair.

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  • Resting in the mountains of the Marche Region this walled Renaissance town is often called the “Ideal City,” thanks to its masterpieces of architecture and art that attract tourists from the world over.

    Lighting up Urbino: Smokers Dominate Social Scenes in the Ideal City

    By Audra Manzer
    Resting in the mountains of the Marche Region this walled Renaissance town is often called the “Ideal City,” thanks to its masterpieces of architecture and art that attract tourists from the world over.

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  • With hope-filled eyes and confidence in her voice, Giada Imolese, 23, states firmly: “I want to work and I want to realize my dreams.” For a country where women have long been held to the traditional role of wife, mother and homemaker ,Imolese’s goals are increasingly becoming a possibility. But obstacles remain for Italian women yearning for change.

    From Household to High-Ranking: Are Italian Women on the Move?

    By Anna Nowokunski
    With hope-filled eyes and confidence in her voice, Giada Imolese, 23, states firmly: “I want to work and I want to realize my dreams.” For a country where women have long been held to the traditional role of wife, mother and homemaker ,Imolese’s goals are increasingly becoming a possibility. But obstacles remain for Italian women yearning for change.

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