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Hands off Rome's Colosseum plus more travel news

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A protective metal fence will close off the Colosseum in Rome from next year while major restoration work takes place.

The fence - which will prevent tourists from getting close to the walls - will also prevent injuries from falling bricks. The work is likely to cost more than $30m and take three years.

Mike London looks at this and other travel news including an invasion of algae which has led to the closure of beaches around Sydney.

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