Romans pay tribute to Mastroianni

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Marcello Mastroianni was buried after a rousing open-air funeral service in the heart of Rome, for which hundreds of Italians packed a square on top of the Capitoline hill.

Mastroianni's widow, Flora Carabella, their daughter Barbara and actress Sophia Loren (above) sat to one side as friends paid tribute to the film idol who died last week, aged 72. It was nearly 40 years since Mastroianni had immortalised Rome's exuberance in Federico Fellini's film La Dolce Vita, and he remained loved in the city. "A chapter in my life has closed," said Ms Loren. "For 20 years we shared so many films, friendship, life." Reuters - Rome