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PHOTOS: Acqua-alta in Venice


A woman wades through high water with floating ice in a flooded St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, early Feb. 12. The phenomenon of high water, which floods the Venice lagoon, occurs mainly between autumn and spring when tides are reinforced by seasonal winds. The recent snow falls and low temperatures formed ice blocks in the water. (Luigi Costantini/AP)


Water rises in St Mark's Square during an acqua-alta (high-water) late on Feb. 11 in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 143 centimetres around midnight. (Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)


A man wearing a carnival mask wades through the high water in Venice. (Luigi Costantini/AP)


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