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Cranes in Aspern, Austria
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Emily Liedel

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As the automobile conquered the world, its omnipresence has often meant streets that are unsafe for pedestrians and far-flung development that makes any kind of transportation other than a private vehicle unpractical. Among the most insidious of the car's consequences has been the disappearance of many public squares. Around the world, former public meeting places, often graced with important historical monuments, have too often become glorified traffic circles that are impossible to enjoy and dangerous to visit.

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Mariateresa Fichele

Fifteen years ago, Francesco kept busy by scamming people. He was a regular visitor to the beaches of Terracina, south of Rome, where he was caught several times selling counterfeit Ray-Ban sunglasses. Then came the drugs, which fed a serious substance-induced psychosis and eventually he tested positive for HIV.

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