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In pictures: The possible faces of Italy's new government

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to resign this weekend and former European Commissioner Mario Monti is widely expected to take over as head of a broadly-based national unity government. Here are some of the names being tipped by media and political sources as possible ministers in a government led by Mr. Monti.

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File photo of Mario Monti

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April, 2000, file photo of former Italian prime minister Giuliano Amato.

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Italian Finance Minister, Guilio Tremonti (R) and Vittorio Grilli, attend the Group of Seven meetings at The Treasury Department, May, 2005, in Washington, DC.

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A February, 2009, file photo of Italian member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank Lorenzo Bini Smaghi.

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A July, 2007, file photo of European Union Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini.

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L-R: A July, 2009, file photo of Laureen Harper, wife of Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italy's Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini, and Gursharan Kaur, wife of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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A February, 2006, file photo of then-Italian culture minister Rocco Buttiglione.

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Italian Lawmakers observe a minute of silence in memory of their colleague Pietro Franzoso prior to the start of a voting session at the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Nov. 8, 2011.

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