Euro zone's big four meet in Rome

Spanish Prime Minister <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0008902" title="Mariano Rajoy" href="/topic/politics/government/mariano-rajoy-PEPLT0008902.topic">Mariano Rajoy</a>, French President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0008873" title="Francois Hollande" href="/topic/politics/government/heads-of-state/francois-hollande-PEPLT0008873.topic">Francois Hollande</a>, Italian Prime Minister <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0008891" title="Mario Monti" href="/topic/politics/government/mario-monti-PEPLT0008891.topic">Mario Monti</a> and German Chancellor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007499" title="Angela Merkel" href="/topic/politics/government/angela-merkel-PEPLT007499.topic">Angela Merkel</a> pose for a family picture at the end of a meeting at Villa Madama on June 22, 2012 in Rome, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000004" title="Italy" href="/topic/international/italy-PLGEO000004.topic">Italy</a>. The leaders of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000003" title="Germany" href="/topic/international/germany-PLGEO000003.topic">Germany</a>, Italy, Spain and France met in Italy's capital to form a consensus on the handling of Europe's financial crisis ahead of next week's summit of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000067" title="European Union" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/economy/european-union-ORGOV000067.topic">European Union</a> leaders.

( Pool/Getty Images / March 25, 2012 )

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a family picture at the end of a meeting at Villa Madama on June 22, 2012 in Rome, Italy. The leaders of Germany, Italy, Spain and France met in Italy's capital to form a consensus on the handling of Europe's financial crisis ahead of next week's summit of European Union leaders.

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