FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2011 file photo a cruise liner is moored in Venice, Italy, as St. Mark's bell tower, left, is visible in background. Italy's government has moved ahead with plans to block big... more 
FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2011 file photo a cruise liner is moored in Venice, Italy, as St. Mark's bell tower, left, is visible in background. Italy's government has moved ahead with plans to block big cruise ships from sailing past Venice's historic center, authorizing an environmental study for an alternate route that will still satisfy the important tourism industry. Cruise ships currently can pass within 300 meters (1,000 feet) of Venice's iconic St. Mark's Square, granting a stunning view to those aboard but presenting a jarring sight against the backdrop of Venice's Byzantine architecture. Local residents, activists and environmentalists have long opposed cruise ship traffic, but they balked at the decision taken Friday by a commission of government ministers and local officials. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Luigi Costantini, File
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