Saturday, November 14, 2009

Population of historic Venice totters near 60,000 - Europe- msnbc.com



Native Venetians stage a mock funeral procession in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Historic Venice is approaching the dread status of living museum, with a population now below 60,000, a largely symbolic threshold considered by some to signal the end of the city's viability. As native Venetians flee in droves to the mainland for cheaper housing and easier living, those who have stayed are marking their modern-day demise with a mock funeral procession Saturday. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

Population of historic Venice totters near 60,000 - Europe- msnbc.com
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