Floods cause chaos in Venice after heavy rain

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Heavy rains combined with strong winds have caused flooding in several areas across Italy, with the problem particularly severe in Venice.

Floodwaters submerged much of the city, forcing people to wade through knee-high water, as the BBC's Alan Johnston explains.

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