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By: Laura Moss on June 25, 2010, 7:39 a.m.
Greenpeace whaling protest in Italy on Spanish Steps

Photo: AP

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Italian whaling protest

A 15-meter-long inflatable whale was beached on Rome's Spanish Steps on Monday in a stunt by Greenpeace to protest a proposed end to the whaling moratorium at a conference that kicked off in Morocco.

Negotiations on the future of commercial whaling collapsed on Wednesday, as members of the International Whaling Commission called for a year-long "cooling off" period.