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Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
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From Venice to China, unhappy masses are stirring

First Crimea, now Venice. The city of the Doges, Marco Polo, Vivaldi and Canaletto has voted to secede from Italy. In a ballot held last week, more than 2 million voters in the city and surrounding region agreed with the proposition that Veneto should become an independent and sovereign federal republic.