File photo of an aerial view of the Colosseum in Rome
An aerial view of the Colosseum in Rome in this August 12, 2004 file photo. A prediction that a huge earthquake would destroy Rome on May 11, 2011 prompted fear in some and giggles of ridicule in others as officials reassured the populace that the eternal city would not be rubble by midnight. Picture taken August 12, 2004.
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