Rome invaded by 500,000 balls
A protester brought Rome to a standstill in a bizarre fashion, by releasing 500,000 multi-coloured plastic balls down the Spanish Steps.
Graziano Cecchini, who has previously poured red dye into the Trevi Fountain has he pulled the stunt to raise the profile of Burma and the Karen people.
The balls which bounced down the steps like the recent Sony HD adverts and while some were collected by passers-by it took officials hours to clean up the rest.
Cecchini paid £15,000 for the balls which turned the city-centre into a giant children's playground - though he can now expect a large fine to add to his costs.