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Last Updated: Sunday, 28 September, 2003, 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK
In pictures: Italy blackout
View of Rome
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Most of Italy was plunged into darkness in the early hours of Sunday
People queue to enter the Museum Capitolini at Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome
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Late-night Rome was crowded for the "White Nights" festivities
Romans emerging from underground stations
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But the joyfulness soon turned to frustration as thousands were trapped in trains
Volunteers helping in Rome
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On a rainy night, emergency services coped well evacuating the revellers
Italians at Rome's Termini station
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Thousands had to spend the long night in train stations
Girl outside Termini station in Rome
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Waiting for any form of transport seemed pointless
At train station in Rome
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By early morning exhaustion crept in as it became clear that it would be hours before power was restored
View of the Coliseum
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Failed traffic lights caused some accidents

Massive power cut hits Italy
28 Sep 03  |  In Depth


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