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Lira

A term for a currency. It derives its name from "libra," which is the Latin word for a Troy pound of refined silver. It formerly was the name of the currencies in a number of states on the Italian peninsula, including Italy, San Marino and the Vatican. It continues to be the name for currencies in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.
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One of her favorite experiences in dance, she says, was a work she lit in 1973 for Jerome Robbins in Spoleto, Italy.
From the first she made drastic changes in what had become standard and inflexible lighting for ballet in Europe, where the first ten feet of stage space were lit for visibility and change of color - blue for Swan Lake, pink for Les Biches - against scenery with flat light.
The researchers also counted salamanders in nearby tracts that weren't lit.