Silvio Berlusconi Takes Statuette to the Face

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was left bloodied and confused after being hit in face with a statuette at the end of a rally today. A 42-year-old man, who follows a long line of people who have thrown things at political figures, stands accused of hurling the object at the womanizing PM as he was signing autographs in Milan. Berlusconi was immediately ushered into his car after being hit, but quickly emerged, apparently to show that he wasn't badly hurt. And also to bless the world with some awesomely gruesome pictures.

Attacker hurls statuette, bloodies Berlusconi face [AP]