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Burano: charming, colorful water town in Italy

2011-03-10 02:03:26 GMT2011-03-10 10:03:26(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on March 8, 2011 shows the brightly-painted houses at Burano, an outlying island northeast of Venice, Italy. Villagers of the island have a long tradition to paint their houses colorfully, which today have become the main feature of the island. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Photo taken on March 8, 2011 shows part of a brightly-painted house at Burano, an outlying island northeast of Venice, Italy. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

A woman stretches out to air clothes from the window of her brightly-painted house at Burano, an outlying island northeast of Venice, Italy, March 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Photo taken on March 8, 2011 shows the brightly-painted houses reflected in a canal at Burano, an outlying island northeast of Venice, Italy. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Tourists walk on a bridge to view the brightly-painted houses at Burano, an outlying island northeast of Venice, Italy, March 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Photo taken on March 8, 2011 shows the brightly-painted houses at Burano, an outlying island northeast of Venice, Italy. Villagers of the island have a long tradition to paint their houses colorfully, which today have become the main feature of the island.

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