Photo of the Week: Arma dei Carabinieri

The Carabinieri is one of Italy's main law enforcement agencies and is the fourth branch of the Italian Armed Forces

This week's photo was taken in Padova, Italy, and features SWAT Commander and Maresciallo Maggiore dei Carabinieri (Command Sgt. Major) Lorenzo Viel on the right.  

The Carabinieri, formally Arma dei Carabinieri, is one of Italy's main law enforcement agencies, alongside the Polizia di Stato and the Guardia di Finanza. As with the Guardia di Finanza but in contrast to the Polizia di Stato, the Carabinieri are a military force. As the fourth branch of the Italian Armed Forces, they come under the authority of the Ministry of Defence.


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