Nude statues were hidden in Rome in an apparent attempt not to offend the visiting president of socially-conservative Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani was in Italy on Tuesday as part of a European tour aimed at drumming up investment in Iran following years of international sanctions.
He met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Rome's Capitoline Museums on Monday evening — where large white boxes covered up exhibits of nude statues from ancient Rome.
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Italy's ANSA News Agency said the move to limit Rouhani's exposure was out of respect for Iranian culture.