Colosseum leaning? Repair date for December

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Tourists take pictures in front of Rome&#39;s Colosseum, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Italian cultural officials say a &#40;euro&#41; 25-million &#40;&#36;30-million&#41; restoration of the Colosseum being paid for by founder of luxury shoemaker Tod&#39;s Diego Della Valle,  will begin in December. Officials announced Tuesday that the work is expected to take 2 1&#47;2 years. The ancient Roman arena has been blackened by pollution and rocked by vibrations from a nearby subway line. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Gregorio Borgia&#41; (AP Photo&#47; Gregorio Borgia)</span></div>
July 31, 2012 12:03:00 PM PDT