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Supporters wave flags in front of a giant monitor broadcasting a message by Silvio Berlusconi during a center-right coalition rally in Naples, Italy, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Silvio Berlusconi has skipped his last campaign rally before Italian elections because of an eye problem. The 76-year-old media mogul is trying to make a comeback, to win a fourth term as premier. He was supposed to address a rally in Naples on Friday, but instead spoke to supporters in a video message. Italian media quoted his personal doctor, Alberto Zangrillo, as saying Berlusconi was advised to skip the rally, because he has a posterior vitreous detachment in an eye. In the condition, common in the elderly, a gel-like substance naturally in the eye pulls away from the retina. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)