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November 18, 2019
VENICE, Italy — The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise.
That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with its worst flood in over 50 years, caused by a nearly 6-foot tide that sent waist-high water flowing through St. Mark's Square, cast the city's world-famous gondolas onto walkways, and threatened its medieval, Baroque and Renaissance art and architecture.
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