Italian sister Cristina Scuccia holding her prize after winning the The Voice of Italy in Milan in June. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

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Italian Sr Cristina Scuccia smiles with  her prize after winning the Italian State RAI TV programme final  of The Voice of Italy in Milan, Italy, last night. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

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