Flood-weary Venice puts 'Moses' inflatable barriers to test

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Moveable flood gates rise from the sea in the Venice lagoon, Italy, Friday, July 10, 2020. Venice has conducted a trial run an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in the hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday at a ceremony in Venice pressed a button that activated compressors to pump air into the bright yellow barriers, which then started rising from the sea to act a kind of a dike-on-demand. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)