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Costa concordia

A combination photo shows the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia during and at the end of (bottom R) the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour September 17, 2013. Salvage crews completed raising the wreck of the Costa Concordia in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a 19-hour-long operation on the Italian island of Giglio where the huge cruise liner capsized in January last year. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME)

Costa Concordia salvage

Engineering teams began lifting the wrecked Costa Concordia liner

upright on Monday, the start of one of the most complex and costly

maritime salvage operations ever attempted.

The vast hulk of the 114,500 tonne cruise liner has lain on its side for

more than 20 months, dominating the tiny port in the Tuscan holiday

island of Giglio where it hit rocks on January 13, 2012, killing 32

people. (Reuters)