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November 16 2019
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A flooded Piazza San Marco is for the birds.

When the five-tonne news kiosk that he had worked in for 25 years began to float away, Walter Mutti realised that this was no ordinary Venice flood.

The storm surge overwhelmed his spot alongside the Giudecca canal on Tuesday night as swiftly as it inundated much of the rest of the city and its many cultural treasures.

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