Photo Gallery: Facing the Floods
Foto: Luigi Costantini/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Facing the Floods

Death in Venice An Italian Idyll Fights for Its Very Survival

The city of Venice absorbs 20 million tourists each year. In addition, rising water levels have meant an increasing number of floods each year. A new barrier aims to keep Mother Nature at bay, but Venice faces an equally big problem: Its population is shrinking dramatically as Venetians flee the city.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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