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Thursday, January 3, 2013

It’s ‘cash only’ now for tourists at the Vatican

Ben Kiniry, of Texas, gets cash from an ATM along Rome's Via della Conciliazione, the main road leading to the Vatican and Saint Peter's Basilica, whose dome is visible in background, on Thursday. It's "cash only" currently for tourists at the Vatican after Italy's central bank decided to block electronic payments, including credit cards, at the tiny city state.