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

PHOTOS: Venice Flood Breaks Records, But Life Goes On
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"Venice is completely paralyzed," said a local official of the extreme floods that crested December 1, 2008, according to the Times of London.

Apparently these gondoliers didn't get the message. Shown breakfasting Monday, they exemplify the locals' rubber-booted fortitude in the face of floods, which occur several times a year.
—Photograph by Manuel Silvestri/Reuters
 
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