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

Children look on at the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner (background) after the start of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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)