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A canal in Venice is clogged with tens of tourist-laden gondolas on a recent summer day, August 15, 2011. Venice's resident population has sunk to little more than 59,000, down from about 175,000 at the end of World War Two. Lagoon die-hards are finding it ever more difficult to live normal lives as the city's infrastructure and stores are increasingly morphed to cater to tourists instead of residents. Picture taken August 15, 2011.
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