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Venice High Water

Cafe chairs and tables are submerged in high water in St. Mark's Square after the water level reached a peak of 144 cm (4.70 feet), the highest level of 2009, in Venice, Italy, early Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. The phenomenon of high water, which floods the Venice lagoon, occurs mainly between autumn and spring when tides are reinforced by seasonal winds. The heavy rain and snowfall which has been hitting most of Italy in the past few days contributed to raising the water level in the lagoon. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

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Taken on December 23, 2009