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No spurts from Vatican fountains

VATICAN (SE): The famous fountains sprinkled around the Vatican Gardens are running dry this summer. Pope Francis has ordered them to be turned off, as Italy swelters through one of its driest summers for many years.
Vatican Radio reports that what is being described as the country’s third longest drought in 60 years has cost Italian agriculture some US$2.3 billion ($17.85 billion).

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