PHOTOS: Venice Floods Reach Five Feet, But Life Goes On

PHOTOS: Venice Flood Breaks Records, But Life Goes On
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December 2, 2008--Ignoring a mayoral request to stay indoors on Monday, Venetians and tourists wade and float through Venice's worst floods in 22 years.

The Italian island city saw waters as deep as 5 feet (155 centimeters)--the fourth deepest since the city began keeping flood records in 1872. The record, however, still stands: A 1966 flood put Venice under 76 sloshing inches (194 centimeters) of the wet stuff.
—Photograph by Manuel Silvestri/Reuters
 
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