Rome was at a standstill as of midnight Thursday, when a ban took effect on vehicle traffic in the city center. Airspace was closed, and anti-aircraft batteries outside the city were on alert, as Italian authorities took extraordinary precautions to protect the royalty and heads of state or government attending the funeral.
Rome was at a standstill as of midnight Thursday, when a ban took effect on vehicle traffic in the city center. Airspace was closed, and anti-aircraft batteries outside the city were on alert, as Italian authorities took extraordinary precautions to protect the royalty and heads of state or government attending the funeral.
(Reuters Photo)