Rome mayor ponders 'red light' neighborhood to protect prostitutes from exploitation

February 8, 2015 1:00 PM

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Rome mayor ponders 'red light' neighborhood to protect prostitutes from exploitation

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 file photo, cars speed along the EUR district, with the Palazzo della Civilta' Italiana (Palace of the Italian Civilisation) in background, in Rome. Rome's mayor and officials are considering a "red light" district to shield prostitutes from exploitation and families from embarrassment. Prostitution is legal in Italy, and its practitioners are a common sight along some Rome streets. City officials in the EUR neighborhood, filled with ministries, office high-rises and residential blocks, want to designate certain streets for prostitutes, starting experimentally in April, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Files) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 file photo, a view of the EUR district, with the Palazzo della Civilta' Italiana (Palace of the Italian Civilisation) in background, in Rome. Rome's mayor and officials are considering a "red light" district to shield prostitutes from exploitation and families f...

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