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Reuters India Thursday, 14 November 2019
Flood-tides in Venice hit their highest level in more than 50 years this week, inundating parts of the lagoon city under almost two metres of water and raising fears of irreparable damage to historic treasures including Saint Mark's Basilica.
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News video: Venice flood is the perfect lap pool for this swimmer

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As Venice, Italy, is hit by major flooding, this guy decided to take a dip in front of St. Mark's Basilica.

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