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Cruise Liner Runs Aground in Italy

More than 4,000 passengers and crew members were aboard the Costa Concordia when it ran into trouble near the Tuscan island of Giglio. Passengers were sitting down to dinner at the time of the incident, and were told the ship was having electrical problems.

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The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. (Reuters)
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The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 14, 2012. (Reuters)

An Italian firefighter helicopter airlifts a rescued passenger from the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia which ran aground off the island of Giglio, Italy, January 15, 2012. (AP)
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An Italian firefighter helicopter airlifts a rescued passenger from the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia which ran aground off the island of Giglio, Italy, January 15, 2012. (AP)

Firefighters on a dinghy look at a rock emerging from the side of the ship on Sunday. (AP)
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Firefighters on a dinghy look at a rock emerging from the side of the ship on Sunday. (AP)

The Costa Concordia on its side Tuesday, Jan. 17. More than 4,200 people were forced to evacuate. (AP)
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The Costa Concordia on its side Tuesday, Jan. 17. More than 4,200 people were forced to evacuate. (AP)

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