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

PHOTOS: Venice Flood Breaks Records, But Life Goes On
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A woman waits for a boat amid floodwaters in Venice, Italy, on December 1, 2008.

Monday's extreme water levels led officials to suspend ferry and water taxi services in the city.

"We sent out another warning about very high tides this morning," said Leonardo Cossutta, who runs the Venice Tide Center's control room, on December 2, the New York Times reported.

He said transportation was returning to normal, although some canal ferries were forced to use alternative routes. Heightened canal water levels had made it impossible for the boats to fit under some bridges.
—Photograph by Andrea Pattaro/AFP/Getty Images
 
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