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Will economic reforms keep Venice afloat?

24 February 2012 Last updated at 05:44 GMT

The BBC's Chris Morris reports from Venice on how the economic reforms of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti are affecting the iconic Italian location.

Mr Monti, who was appointed to the job of premier without an election after Silvio Berlusconi resigned, took up the post shortly after his country's credit rating was downgraded.