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Almost three quarters of central Venice was underwater Monday as severe weather and strong tides submerged the Floating City. However, nothing could put a damper on tourists' spirits, choosing to snub the gondolas for a dip in St. Mark's Square. Take a look at these 15 photos that show Venice as one of the most romantic cities on earth, whatever the weather:

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