An homeless with his dog begs in downtown Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. The writing reads: "Abbiamo fame" (We are hungry). Italy will strengthen its package of austerity measures and get it ... more 
An homeless with his dog begs in downtown Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. The writing reads: "Abbiamo fame" (We are hungry). Italy will strengthen its package of austerity measures and get it through parliament by Friday, finance minister Giulio Tremonti pledged Wednesday as he sought to calm market fears that the eurozone's third-largest economy would be swept into the European debt crisis. Italian lawmakers were working to bolster the euro48 billion ($67 billion) in austerity measures that begin to take effect this year and aim to balance the budget by 2014. The Senate is set to vote on Thursday before passing off to the lower house. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Luca Bruno
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 12:38 PM EDT