The Lifting Of The Costa Concordia In Pictures

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This combination made on September 17, 2013 shows four photos of the Costa Concordia, after the cruise ship ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio taken on January 14, 2012 (TopL), beginning to emerge during the salvage operation on September 16, 2013 (TopR) and (BottomL) and after he was turned upright (BottomR) on September 17, 2013. "The parbuckling operation has been completed. We have reached zero degrees (vertical)," said Franco Gabrielli, the head of the civil protection agency which has overseen the project. AFP PHOTO/FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/ANDREAS SOLARO/VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE,ANDREAS SOLARO,VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
The wreck of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship begins to emerge from water on September 17, 2013 near the harbour of Giglio Porto. Salvage operators in Italy lifted the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright from its watery grave off the island of Giglio in the biggest ever project of its kind. The ship's horn sounded for the first time since the January 13, 2012 tragedy, its sound mixing with applause and cheers in the port in a dramatic climax to the massive salvage operation. Local residents and survivors spoke of an eerie feeling as the ship rose, saying the sight reminded them of the tragedy that claimed 32 lives. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
A picture taken on September 17, 2013 shows the wreckage of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship which begins to emerge from water near the harbour of Giglio Porto. Salvage operators in Italy lifted the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright from its watery grave off the island of Giglio in the biggest ever project of its kind. The ship's horn sounded for the first time since the January 13, 2012 tragedy, its sound mixing with applause and cheers in the port in a dramatic climax to the massive salvage operation. Local residents and survivors spoke of an eerie feeling as the ship rose, saying the sight reminded them of the tragedy that claimed 32 lives. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
A picture taken on September 17, 2013 shows the wreckage of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship which begins to emerge from water near the harbour of Giglio Porto. Salvage operators in Italy lifted the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright from its watery grave off the island of Giglio in the biggest ever project of its kind. The ship's horn sounded for the first time since the January 13, 2012 tragedy, its sound mixing with applause and cheers in the port in a dramatic climax to the massive salvage operation. Local residents and survivors spoke of an eerie feeling as the ship rose, saying the sight reminded them of the tragedy that claimed 32 lives. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
A picture taken on September 17, 2013 shows the wreckage of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship which begins to emerge from water near the harbour of Giglio Porto. Salvage operators in Italy lifted the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright from its watery grave off the island of Giglio in the biggest ever project of its kind. The ship's horn sounded for the first time since the January 13, 2012 tragedy, its sound mixing with applause and cheers in the port in a dramatic climax to the massive salvage operation. Local residents and survivors spoke of an eerie feeling as the ship rose, saying the sight reminded them of the tragedy that claimed 32 lives. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: The severly damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation succesfully uprighted the ship around 4 am on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work began yesterday to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: The severly damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation succesfully uprighted the ship around 4 am on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work began yesterday to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: The severly damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation succesfully uprighted the ship around 4 am on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work began yesterday to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
This combination made on September 17, 2013 shows a file picture taken on June 23, 2012 showing the Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto (top) and a picture of the Concordia after being pulled upright (down) in the biggest ever project of its kind on September 17, 2013. Thirty-two people died when the ship, with 4,200 passengers onboard, hit rocks and ran aground off the island of Giglio on January 2012. The Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck was turned upright on September 17, 2013 off the Italian island of Giglio in the biggest ever salvage operation of a passenger ship, officials said. "The parbuckling operation has been completed. We have reached zero degrees (vertical)," said Franco Gabrielli, the head of the civil protection agency which has overseen the project. AFP PHOTO/ VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: The severly damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation succesfully uprighted the ship around 4 am on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work began yesterday to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: The severly damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation succesfully uprighted the ship around 4 am on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work began yesterday to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
Engineers Attempt To Raise The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship After It Sank In 2012
ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 17: The severly damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation succesfully uprighted the ship around 4 am on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work began yesterday to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
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ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-ACCIDENT
This combination made on September 17, 2013 shows a file picture taken on January 14, 2012, showing the Costa Concordia (up) and a picture taken on September 17, 2013 showing the wreckage of Italy's Costa Concordia after the cruise ship ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio. The Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck was turned upright on September 17, 2013 off the Italian island of Giglio in the biggest ever salvage operation of a passenger ship, officials said. "The parbuckling operation has been completed. We have reached zero degrees (vertical)," said Franco Gabrielli, the head of the civil protection agency which has overseen the project. AFP PHOTO/FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE,ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
This combination made on September 17, 2013 shows a file picture taken on June 23, 2012 showing the Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto (R) and a picture of the Concordia after being pulled upright in the biggest ever project of its kind on September 17, 2013. Thirty-two people died when the ship, with 4,200 passengers onboard, hit rocks and ran aground off the island of Giglio on January 2012. The Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck was turned upright on September 17, 2013 off the Italian island of Giglio in the biggest ever salvage operation of a passenger ship, officials said. "The parbuckling operation has been completed. We have reached zero degrees (vertical)," said Franco Gabrielli, the head of the civil protection agency which has overseen the project. AFP PHOTO/ VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER
A picture taken on September 17, 2013 shows the wreckage of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship which begins to emerge from water near the harbour of Giglio Porto Salvage operators in Italy lifted the Costa Concordia cruise ship upright from its watery grave off the island of Giglio in the biggest ever project of its kind. The ship's horn sounded for the first time since the January 13, 2012 tragedy, its sound mixing with applause and cheers in the port in a dramatic climax to the massive salvage operation. Local residents and survivors spoke of an eerie feeling as the ship rose, saying the sight reminded them of the tragedy that claimed 32 lives. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
ITALY-SHIPPING-TOURISM-DISASTER-SALVAGE
This combination made on September 17, 2013 shows a file picture taken on June 23, 2012 showing the Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto (top) and a picture of the Concordia after being pulled upright (down) in the biggest ever project of its kind on September 17, 2013. Thirty-two people died when the ship, with 4,200 passengers onboard, hit rocks and ran aground off the island of Giglio on January 2012. The Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck was turned upright on September 17, 2013 off the Italian island of Giglio in the biggest ever salvage operation of a passenger ship, officials said. "The parbuckling operation has been completed. We have reached zero degrees (vertical)," said Franco Gabrielli, the head of the civil protection agency which has overseen the project. AFP PHOTO/ VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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