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Berlusconi begins care home work

By AP Reporter

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was greeted by dozens of journalists and a lone trade union protester as he arrived at a care home for Alzheimer's patients to begin his first community service stint as part of a tax fraud sentence.

Berlusconi, dressed casually in a jacket but no tie, made no comment as he left his black Sedan and was escorted inside the Sacra Famiglia centre near Milan.

Just after he was whisked inside, a lone protester yelled that the three-time former premier should be entering the nearby San Vittore prison instead of performing community service.

Mr Berlusconi (77) was ordered to perform four hours of community service a week for a year after his four-year sentence was reduced to one by a general amnesty.

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