epa02291700 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 July 2003 shows Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the statue of David inside the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy. The government of Silvio Berlusconi commissioned two laywers to prove that Michelangelo’s statue David belongs to the Italian state, not to the city of Florence, according to media reports on 15 August 2010. Florence’s mayor Matteo Renzi claims that his city is the legal owner. The statue is displayed in the Accademia Gallery since 1873 and a copy stands in the original place in front of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. EPA/MARCO BUCCO

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