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Pics: Venice may be flooded, but that's not stopping this lot

Sure who doesn’t like a good swim when they’re on their holliers?

AS FLOODWATERS ROSE and some 200 people were forced to evacuate parts of Tuscany, holidaymakers in Venice did not let the fact that 70 per cent of the city was flooded spoil their time in the famous city.

Venetians and tourists were forced to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St Mark’s Square and other areas that were under water.

Flooding is common this time of year in the historic city and yesterday’s level reached a peak of 58.66 inches (149 centimetres) was below the 63 inches (160 centimetres) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades.

These two were having fun…

As was this man…

This lot were doing a bit of chillaxing…

But some weren’t so impressed…

All pics: Luigi Costantini/AP/Press Association Images

Read: Venice flooded as 200 evacuated in Tuscany

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Hugh O'Connell

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