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Silvio Berlusconi supporters rally in Rome

5 August 2013 Last updated at 02:38 BST

Hundreds of supporters of the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have gathered outside his home to rally against his recent sentencing for tax fraud.

The Supreme Court upheld a custodial sentence for Mr Berlusconi on Thursday and has shaken Italy's uneasy coalition government.

Emily Thomas reports.