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Survivors, relatives of 32 dead mark anniversary of Concordia shipwreck with memorials, Mass

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    The Costa Concordia cruise ship leans on its side of the Tuscan Island Isola del Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia cruise ship from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don't leak into the marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said Saturday. On the eve of the first anniversary of the grounding, environmental and salvage experts gave an update on the unprecedented removal project under way, stressing the massive size of the ship — 112,000 tons, its precarious perch on the rocks off the port of Giglio island and the environmental concerns at play. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (The Associated Press)

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    The Costa Concordia cruise ship leans on its side of the Tuscan Island Isola del Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia cruise ship from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don't leak into the marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said Saturday. On the eve of the first anniversary of the grounding, environmental and salvage experts gave an update on the unprecedented removal project under way, stressing the massive size of the ship — 112,000 tons, its precarious perch on the rocks off the port of Giglio island and the environmental concerns at play. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (The Associated Press)

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    A fragment of rock which perforated the hull of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is placed near a statue of the Virgin Mary and a crucifix in a church of the Tuscan Island Isola del Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia cruise ship from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don't leak into the marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said Saturday. On the eve of the first anniversary of the grounding, environmental and salvage experts gave an update on the unprecedented removal project under way, stressing the massive size of the ship — 112,000 tons, its precarious perch on the rocks off the port of Giglio island and the environmental concerns at play. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (The Associated Press)

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    The Costa Concordia cruise ship leans on its side of the Tuscan Island Isola del Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia cruise ship from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don't leak into the marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said Saturday. On the eve of the first anniversary of the grounding, environmental and salvage experts gave an update on the unprecedented removal project under way, stressing the massive size of the ship — 112,000 tons, its precarious perch on the rocks off the port of Giglio island and the environmental concerns at play. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) (The Associated Press)

Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck and relatives of the 32 people who died are marking the first anniversary of the grounding with the unveiling of memorials to the victims, a Mass in their honor and a minute of silence to recall the exact moment that the cruise ship rammed into a reef off Tuscany.

The first event of Sunday's daylong commemoration was the return to the sea of the massive rocks that tore into the hull of the 112,000-ton ocean liner and remained embedded as the vessel capsized along with its 4,200 passengers and crew. The rocks are being returned to the reef off Giglio where they belong, along with a memorial plaque.

A land-based memorial will be unveiled after a Mass and ceremony honoring rescue crews.