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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitoline_Wolf

 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupa_capitolina

[...] THE IMAGE WAS FAVORED BY BENITO MUSSOLINI, WHO CAST HIMSELF AS THE FOUNDER OF THE "NEW ROME". TO ENCOURAGE AMERICAN GOODWILL, HE SENT SEVERAL COPIES OF THE CAPITOLINE WOLF TO U.S. CITIES.