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A naked statue in Florence was covered by the Italian premier Matteo Renzi's team so as not to offend the visiting crown prince of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose family's wealth is estimated at €150 billion, arrived in the city on Wednesday morning for a diplomatic visit, during which commercial agreements between the two countries would be finalized, Corriere Fiorentino reported.

Needless to say, the visit had been planned down to the smallest detail by Renzi and his team, with a wind breaker bearing the Fleur de Lis – the iconic lily of Florence - being placed around the American sculptor Jeff Koons' statue, Gazing Ball.


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