Flickr user Antonio Amendola took this stunning photograph of Rome's Trevi Fountain on Friday. A prankster dumped dye or paint into the fountain in the middle of the afternoon. There was no permanent damage. From an Associated Press article:
The news agency ANSA reported that a box was found near the fountain containing leaflets by a group that claimed responsibility for the act. The leaflets said the red paint was a protest for expenses incurred in organizing the Rome Film Festival and symbolically referred to the event's red carpet, ANSA reported.Link to AP article, Link to Amendola's Flickr stream (Thanks, Lindsay Tiemeyer!)
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