Someone threw a bucket of red paint into Rome's Trevi Fountain, and turned the tourist attraction bright red!
Experts said the baroque fountain was not permanently damaged and the marble statues depicting the sea deity Neptune on his chariot had not absorbed the color.
The news agency ANSA reported that a box was found near the fountain containing leaflets by a group that claimed responsibility for the act.
The leaflets said the red paint was a protest for expenses incurred in organizing the Rome Film Festival and symbolically referred to the event's red carpet, ANSA reported.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jCtL-KCFLbIaVOJ_H87zVQmqrbDgD8SCGEFO0 (with a few more pics) - Thanks Jee!