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World in Photos: Venice’s dried-up canals

Venice is no stranger to floods and overflowing canals. Now it’s suffering the opposite problem.

Pity the Venetian gondolier. And pity the tourists who may be there now — on long-planned vacations — and found that some of the city’s famous canals in a rare state: nearly dried up.

The good news: Venice’s main waterways, including the Grand and Giudecca canals, are wider and deeper and still functioning normally. But when it comes to those smaller, narrower, magical waterways of this great city — well, many just don’t look like waterways at all.

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