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L'Aquila, one year on

Over the past year, the Italian government's priority has been to build new homes for the tens of thousands of people who were left homeless in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake. Known locally as the "Villas Berlusconi", more than 15,000 of the 70,000 homeless people have now been relocated to the outskirts of L'Aquila. But even as victims of the disaster begin to settle in their new homes, not everyone is happy about the situation.

By Alexis MASCIARELLI

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