Italy Gladiators Protest

Men dressed as gladiators protest in downtown Rome, Moniday, April 16, 2012. Their protest came after city police fined the fake gladiators for offering paid services without authorization. Some tourists gladly pose for photo, then are dismayed when the costumed men demand money. The fake gladiators insist they perform a popular service and that their costumes evoke the atmosphere of ancient Rome. The banners in background read "Mayor Alemanno, rules now" (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)