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Inside Europe: Venice restricts cruise ships

The Italian government and the Venice authorities have announced that cruise ships over 55,000 tons will no longer be able to dock in the lagoon city. Instead they’ll have to drop anchor at a nearby industrial port. Cruise ship traffic to Venice has boomed over the last 15 years. But locals and environmentalists say it’s destroying Venice’s delicate ecosystem and character. Megan Williams reports.

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