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Luxury ship runs aground off Italy, 32 dead

32 people were killed when the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy and capsized.

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In this picture taken on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 and made available on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia lays on its starboard side after it ran aground off the coast of the Isola del Giglio island, Italy, gashing open the hull and forcing some 4,200 people aboard to evacuate aboard lifeboats to the nearby Isola del Giglio island. About 1,000 Italian passengers were onboard, as well as more than 500 Germans, about 160 French and about 1,000 crew members.

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In this picture taken on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 and made available on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia lays on its starboard side after it ran aground off the coast of the Isola del Giglio island, Italy, gashing open the hull and forcing some 4,200 people aboard to evacuate aboard lifeboats to the nearby Isola del Giglio island. 

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In this picture taken on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 and made available on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia lays on its starboard side after it ran aground off the coast of the Isola del Giglio island, Italy, gashing open the hull and forcing some 4,200 people aboard to evacuate aboard lifeboats to the nearby Isola del Giglio island.

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Jan. 25, 2012: Technicians pull anti oil spill booms floating around the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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In this undated photo released by the Italian Navy Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, a support team hold the line that allow scuba divers to find their way back from the Costa Concordia cruise ship grounded off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. A large platform carrying a crane and other equipment hitched itself to the toppled Costa Concordia on Tuesday, signaling the start of preliminary operations to remove a half-million gallons of fuel from the grounded cruise ship before it leaks into the pristine Tuscan sea.

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In this undated photo released by the Italian Navy Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, a scuba diver makes his way into a flooded cabin of the Costa Concordia cruise ship grounded off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 17, 2012: An Italian navy soldier works on the cruise ship Costa Concordia after it ran aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Friday evening. Italian naval divers on Tuesday exploded holes in the hull of a cruise ship grounded off a Tuscan island to speed the search.

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Jan. 17, 2012: Italian naval divers approach the cruise ship Costa Concordia.

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Jan. 16, 2012: The cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground near the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, last Friday.

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Jan. 16, 2012: In this underwater photo released by the Italian Coast Guard, a breach is seen on the body of the cruise ship Costa Concordia Monday after it run aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. Italian rescue officials say a passenger's body has been found in the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, raising to six the number of confirmed dead in the disaster. Sixteen people remain unaccounted for.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia leans on its starboard side as seen from the Giglio harbor, after running aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Rescue boats approach the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia resting on its starboard side after running aground near the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its starboard side as seen from the Giglio harbor, after running aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia leans on its starboard side.

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Jan. 14: The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its starboard side off the port at Giglio after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Rescue boats approach the Costa Concordia which leans on its starboard side after running aground in the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground in the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia lies virtually flat, its right-hand side submerged in the water, along the coast of the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia lays on its side after it ran aground off the coast of the Isola del Giglio island, Italy.

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Jan. 14: Costa Concordia leans after it ran aground off the coast of the Isola del Giglio island, Italy.

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FILE 2009: The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia sails from Limassol, Cyprus.

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Luxury ship runs aground off Italy, 32 dead

32 people were killed when the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy and capsized.

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