Costa Concordia salvage

Children look on at the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner after the start of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour

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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)

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