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Italian Antonio Vassallo, 100 years-old, and his wife Amina Fedollo, 93, pose in their house in Acciaroli, southern Italy, on August 23, 2016. Situated on the western coast of southern Italy, the town of Acciaroli has a disproportionately high number of centenarians in its population of about 2,000.
A study conducted by American and Italian scientists attempt to find out why 300 people there have hit the 100 mark. Acciaroli is renowned for its low rates of heart disease and Alzheimer's, but it is the first time researchers studied the local population. / AFP / Mario LAPORTA        (Photo credit should read MARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images) MARIO LAPORTA