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Composer Giuseppe Verdi's 200th Birthday

October 10, 2013, is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi, one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works -- including "Rigoletto," "Il Trovatore," "La Traviata," and "Aida" -- are among the most celebrated operas of all time. In his native Italy, his operas were adopted by the public as part of the nationalist movement for unification and liberation from Austria. (14 PHOTOS)

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