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Venice floods, residents swim

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">A tourist crosses flooded St. Mark&#39;s Square in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark&#39;s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common this time of year and Sunday&#39;s level that reached a peak of 58.66 inches &#40;149 centimeters&#41; was below the 63 inches &#40;160 centimeters&#41; recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Luigi Costantini&#41;</span></div>
November 12, 2012 12:14:43 PM PST