In pictures: Venice devastated by floods blamed on climate change

Published: November 15, 2019
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Officers from the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato) stand in the flooded St. Mark's Square. PHOTO: AFP

Officers from the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato) stand in the flooded St. Mark's Square. PHOTO: AFP

A general view of the St. Mark's Basilica, as high tide reaches peak, in Venice. PHOTO: Reuters

A general view of the St. Mark’s Basilica, as the high tide reaches its peak, in Venice. PHOTO: Reuters

PHOTO: Reuters

PHOTO: Reuters

A police officer wades at the flooded St. Mark's Square, as high tide reaches peak. PHOTO: Reuters

A police officer wades at the flooded St. Mark’s Square, as the high tide reaches its peak. PHOTO: Reuters

A man pumps water from a shop at the flooded St. Mark's Square. PHOTO: Reuters

A man pumps water from a shop at the flooded St. Mark’s Square. PHOTO: Reuters

Workers dismantle a makeshift walkway over the flooded St. Mark's Square. PHOTO: Reuters

Workers dismantle a makeshift walkway over the flooded St. Mark’s Square. PHOTO: Reuters

A man walks across the flooded St. Mark's Square, with St. Mark's Basilica (Rear L) and the Bell Tower. PHOTO: AFP

A man walks across the flooded St. Mark’s Square, with St. Mark’s Basilica (Rear L) and the Bell Tower. PHOTO: AFP

People walk across flooded streets. PHOTO: AFP

People walk across flooded streets. PHOTO: AFP

Officers from the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato) stand in the flooded St. Mark's Square. PHOTO: AFP

Officers from the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato) stand in the flooded St. Mark’s Square. PHOTO: AFP

A man stands outside a souvenirs shop as a woman walks across a flooded alleyway. PHOTO: AFP

A man stands outside a souvenirs shop as a woman walks across a flooded alleyway. PHOTO: AFP

Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro walks through a flooded arcade by St. Mark's Square. PHOTO: AFP

Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro walks through a flooded arcade by St. Mark’s Square. PHOTO: AFP

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  • Alan Turing
    Nov 15, 2019 - 7:37PM

    Climate Change is just another tax scam, swallowed by the uneducated and the gullible. Recommend

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