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Thirty massive tanks filled with air lifted the hulk of the Costa Concordia off the seabed so it could be towed away from the Italian island of Giglio where it capsized two years ago. (Reuters)

Costa Concordia: Two years on after it sank, these remarkable pictures show its current state

These pictures show what remains of stricken cruise liner the Costa Concordia, two years after the tragic sinking that claimed 32 lives.

The 114,500-tonne vessel is still stranded off the island of Giglio, where it struck rocks and sank. Mattresses can still be seen inside the liner and furniture is visible through shattered windows. Officials confirmed the operation to try and lift it away from the rocks will begin in June.