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Locals audition for Pisa fresco

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Pisa is about to acquire a new cultural attraction - a huge wall painting covering 500 square metres which will tell the story of the patron saint of Pisa, Saint Ranierus.

But the piece will have a modern day twist - locals from the town have been striking a pose in a public casting session with the hopes of being a life size figure in the new fresco.

Christian Fraser now reports from Pisa.

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