yesterday was...

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a good day for:

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."