Berlusconi Resigns, Romans Cheer by Singing the Hallelujah Chorus from "Messiah"

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Mon, Nov 14th, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned during the weekend after the government approved austerity measures. Italians, gathered in the streets of Rome, cheered his departure.

From the article in the New York Times:

Earlier in the evening, as they waited for Mr. Berlusconi to return to the palace, an orchestra performed the hallelujah portion of George Frederick Handel's "Messiah," complete with some vocal accompaniment. A video posted to YouTube by the user antoniocontent showed a tuneful celebration.

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