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10/07/2013 12:46 pm ET

'Acqua Alta' Flooding Returns To Venice, Leaves Tourists Wading

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It's baaack. Acqua alta -- the flooding caused by high tide and crazy winds in the fall and winter -- visited the streets of Venice, Italy for the first time this season.

St. Mark's Square and the surrounding walkways have become a wild water park for locals and those ever-Instagramming tourists, who don rain boots and walk on temporary bridges to avoid the water.

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Scroll through the slideshow below to witness last fall's even crazier acqua alta action!

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Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
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