'Acqua alta' greets Venice

UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2012 10:21 PM IST 10 Photos
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Flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

Flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

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Tourists wade across the flooded St. Mark square as high tides reached 1.05 meters above sea level, partly flooding the city of Venice. AP photo

Tourists wade across the flooded St. Mark square as high tides reached 1.05 meters above sea level, partly flooding the city of Venice. AP photo

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A tourist sits outside a cafe in flooded St. Mark square as high tides reached 1.05 meters above sea level, partly flooding the city of Venice. AP photo

A tourist sits outside a cafe in flooded St. Mark square as high tides reached 1.05 meters above sea level, partly flooding the city of Venice. AP photo

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A woman runs in water on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

A woman runs in water on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

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Tourists walk barefoot on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

Tourists walk barefoot on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

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A tourist carries a suitcase as she walks barefoot on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

A tourist carries a suitcase as she walks barefoot on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

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Tourist seat a cafe terrace on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

Tourist seat a cafe terrace on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

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An employee walks on the flooded St Mark's square as he delivers goods during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

An employee walks on the flooded St Mark's square as he delivers goods during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

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A couple plays with water on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

A couple plays with water on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

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A tourist holds his partner in his arms on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

A tourist holds his partner in his arms on a flooded St Mark's square during the first "acqua alta" of the season in Venice. The "acqua alta", a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. AFP photo

UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2012 10:21 PM IST
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