The La Repubblica daily publishes a photogallery of Berlusconi’s birthday celebrations. For his 78th birthday, which he feted the 29th of September, the leader of Italy’s right-wing “Forza Italia” (… the name of the political party translates as “Go Italy!” … a soccer chant …) got his cake, and got to eat it too. You see the former Premier posing smiling in front of a “torta” decorated with a candied-sugar scepter and crown; he is flanked by his girlfriend Francesca Pascale who had the phrase “To you that are the King of our dreams, happy birthday, President.” (on the right is one Rudy Cavagnoli, friend of Ms. Pascale.)
Visit the La Repubblica photogallery for more photos (if you really must) – linked here.