Cubans, who have been told that they will be allowed to put up Christmas trees, despite a government ban on them in state institutions. Celebrating Christmas is considered bad for the sugar harvest.
a bad day for:
Franco Moni, 41, an engineer who staged a mock crucifixion on his balcony in Rome as a protest against the noise from a nightclub. "I avoided tying my hands to the wood," he said. "It would have hurt too much."