The Wider Image: Meet Italy's oldest student, surviving WW2 and a pandemic to graduate at 96
Giuseppe Paterno, 96, Italy's oldest student, takes his final exam online, for his undergraduate degree that he has been studying for in history and philosophy at the University of Palermo, using a laptop at his home, due to social distancing measures implemented during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Palermo, Italy, June 23, 2020. Paterno confessed to a little unease with the video calls that replaced classroom teaching during the coronavirus shutdown, but said he was not put off by the disease itself after the war and everything else he had been through in life. "All of that strengthened us, all of my peer group, all of those who are still alive," he said. "It didn't really scare us that much." REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello SEARCH "ITALY'S OLDEST STUDENT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.