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In PHOTOS: Venice sees worst floods in 22 years

Last updated on: November 13, 2012 03:03 IST

In PHOTOS: Venice sees worst floods in 22 years

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Venice is today literally a floating city.

Heavy rain and strong winds have led to 70 per cent of Venice -- one of Europe's most romantic cities -- being flooded. Some 200 people were evacuated from their homes in Tuscany because of severe weather

Photos show businesses, homes and tourist sites inundated with water.

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Image: A woman stands on a bench above a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice
Photographs: Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

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People walk through a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

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People sit on chairs in a flooded St Mark's Square at night during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

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Photographs: Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

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Tourists sit in St Mark Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

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A fruit stand at a local market is seen in a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

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A man carries his luggage at the flooded St. Mark square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

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