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Rome's monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side by side with the Italian capital's glories, including the Colosseum.With city hall administrations often mired in scandal, Romans over the last few years have started trying to fix the mess themselves.Rome is nicknamed the Eternal City, and recent years have increasingly seen its glory soiled by seemingly ever-present problems of urban decay.While many other urban capitals grapple with graffiti and citizen services that could use efficiency improvements, Rome also pays the price of decades of City Hall mismanagement and corruption. Citizens' groups with catchy names like Retake Rome scrub off graffiti in their neighborhoods on Sunday mornings.
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