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Clooney, Alamuddin in Venice for weekend wedding

WATCH ABOVE: Residents of Amal Alamuddin’s hometown in Lebanon on Saturday congratulated the human rights lawyer ahead of her wedding in Italy to actor George Clooney.

VENICE, Italy – George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin have arrived in Venice for their weekend wedding extravaganza.

A clutch of photographers was on hand to record the couple’s arrival Friday at the Tronchetto terminal, where they were picked up by Clooney’s regular water-taxi driver and taken to the luxury Cipriani hotel. They were accompanied by Cindy Crawford and her husband, among the many celebrities arriving for the festivities.

WATCH: Actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin are in Venice for what Italian newspapers have already branded the “wedding of the year.”

Among the other arrivals in Venice were actors Matt Damon and Clooney’s cousin Miguel Ferrer.

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Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, have not publicly divulged details of the celebrations, although Venice city officials have closed the area along the famed Grand Canal on Monday. Media have speculated that the couple will have two ceremonies — one on Saturday followed by a civil ceremony Monday.

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