A man walks in the flooded crypt of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice on Wednesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks in the flooded crypt of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice on Wednesday. (AFP/Getty Images)

Flooded Venice had tourists taking selfies and residents in tears

The people who live here say the toll of repeated inundation is mounting — measured not only in the damage to businesses and precious art or architecture, but above all, in the sense that life in one of the world’s most improbable and spellbinding cities is becoming unviable.

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