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By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 29, 2009, 11:49 a.m.
Man with fish in the flooded streets of Venice, Italy

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Venice, Italy

A man shows off a sea bass that he caught with his bare hands while standing in St. Mark's Square in Venice during a severe flood in November 2009, when water levels reached 131 centimeters. Venice has long been sinking, but rising sea levels have made the situation more dire. The frequency of floods increases each year, leaving many to wonder how much longer Venice can stay above water.