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Photos: Venice Under Water, Amazing Images from Their Worst Flood in Years

Yasha Wallin

Heavy rains and high tides have brought some of the worst flooding to Venice, Italy in years. The "acqua alta", or high water, is common this time of year and Sunday's level of 149 centimeters (4 ft, 10 in) was below the 160 centimeters (5 ft, 2 in) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades. The bad weather and torrential rainfall continues this week, forecasters said. Collected here are images from Venice as it endures this recent acqua alta.

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  • Emily Pasnak-Lapchick

    This is awesome. These people are taking what could be an issue and turning it into a play day. Go Venice :)