Venice underwater

Venice, the “city of Canals”, is slowly sinking. But to make things worse, heavy rains and high tides have brought some of the worst flooding seen in recent years. Here are a few of the more interesting photos of Venice underwater, via the Atlantic.

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People have coffee in a flooded shop during an "acqua alta" in Venice, on November 11, 2012. (Marco Sabadin/AFP/Getty Images)