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

PHOTOS: Venice Flood Breaks Records, But Life Goes On
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The floods couldn't deter these shoppers, who donned tall boots and perused a pastry shop in Venice on December 1, 2008.

Mayor Massimo Cacciari urged residents to stay indoors and tourists to "think again" about visiting, the Scotsman reported.

"It all happened so quickly--within 20 minutes we were up to our waists in water," a shopkeeper told the newspaper.
—Photograph by Michele Crosera/Reuters
 
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