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Celebrations As Costa Concordia Is Hauled Upright

Cheering can be heard from the port of Giglio and a horn sounds as the stricken Costa Concordia is hauled upright. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images) 2013-09-16 10:15 PM EST Last Updated: 2013-09-16 10:20 PM EST
The wreck of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship begins to emerge from water on September 17, 2013 near the harbour of Giglio Porto. ((ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
The salvage operation on the stricken cruise liner the Costa Concordia was a success as the ship resumed an upright position in the early hours of Tuesday (September 17) morning.
Crews had worked deep into the night to complete one of the most difficult and expensive maritime salvage operations ever undertaken.
The 114,500-tonne Concordia has lain half-submerged on its side just off the Italian island of Giglio since it ran aground and sank with the loss of 32 lives on January 13, 2012.

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