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Rome river too dirty for cruises

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ROME - Tourist cruises along Rome's Tiber River have been suspended indefinitely for the first time since they began a decade ago because the waterway is judged too dirty. 

"Tourists and Rome residents were expecting navigation for the year to resume at Easter. But we didn't open out of respect for them," said Mauro Pica Villa from "Rome Boats", the company in charge of all cruises on the river.

"We're ashamed of the Tiber's state of abandonment," he told AFP on Thursday.

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