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 crosses Venice's Piazza San Marco on an elevated walkway on December 2, 2008. The water had risen up to five feet (1.5 meters) high on Monday before beginning to recede on Tuesday.

The temporary walkway is designed to help visitors and residents navigate the city during flooding. Workers were unable to install most of the city's platforms, however, as the water rose too quickly.
—Photograph by Andrea Pattaro/AFP/Getty Images
 
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