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Italian comic-turned-political agitator Beppe Grillo, leader of the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement, delivers his speech during a final rally in view of the upcoming general elections, in Rome, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Grillo fills piazzas from Palermo deep in the south to Verona up north with Italians who seem to get some catharsis from his rants against the politicians who drove the country to the brink of financial ruin, the captains of industry whose alleged illegal shenanigans are tarnishing prized companies, and the bankers who aided and abetted both. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)