[Rome, July 7. Image via Getty]

Riot policemen (background) block the street as students lok at them during a demonstration against the upcoming G8 summit on July 7, 2009 at La Sapienza University in Rome. Some 15,000 soldiers and police have been deployed in the area of L'Aquila where the summit will take place from July 8 to 10 and in the Italian capital Rome, as authorities hope to avert a repeat of the violent scenes that marred the 2001 G8 summit, also hosted by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in northwestern Genoa. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)