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Italian Cruise Ship Disaster 

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Top Pictures - 05 Feb 2015 
An Italian prosecutor asked a court to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people. Francesco Schettino was the commander of the vessel, a floating hotel as long as three football pitches, when it came too close to shore and hit rocks off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio. The defence is expected to respond in court starting 9 February, with a verdict expected thereafter. 
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July 10, 2014 
Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia Francesco Schettino looks at photographers as he attends a meeting... 
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Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia Francesco Schettino looks at photographers as he attends a meeting... 
Captain of the capsized Costa Concordia Francesco Schettino looks at photographers as he attends a meeting in Rome July 10, 2014. The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is set to be refloated next week, to be towed away from the Italian island of Giglio where it ran aground and capsized two and a half years ago, the group organising the removal said last week. Schettino is on trial accused of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship. Thirty-two people died in the catastrophe. REUTERS/Remo Casilli (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME CRIME LAW) 
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October 15, 2012 
The captain of the Costa Concordia Francesco Schettino leaves at the end of the preliminary hearings... 
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The captain of the Costa Concordia Francesco Schettino leaves at the end of the preliminary hearings... 
The captain of the Costa Concordia Francesco Schettino leaves at the end of the preliminary hearings in Grosseto October 15, 2012. The captain blamed for the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the Italian coast in January that killed 32 people shook hands with survivors and apologised on Monday at a court hearing to decide if he should face a full trial. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER CRIME LAW TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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February 27, 2014 
Francesco Schettino (C), the captain of the Costa Concordia, speaks to reporters after going back on... 
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Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, speaks to reporters after going back on board the cruise... 
Francesco Schettino (C), the captain of the Costa Concordia, speaks to reporters after going back on board the cruise liner at Giglio harbour February 27, 2014. Schettino went back on board the cruise liner on Thursday for the first time since it sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL) 
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February 27, 2014 
Francesco Schettino (C), the captain of the Costa Concordia, arrives after going back on board the cruise... 
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Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, arrives after going back on board the cruise liner at... 
Francesco Schettino (C), the captain of the Costa Concordia, arrives after going back on board the cruise liner at Giglio harbour February 27, 2014. Schettino went back on board the cruise liner on Thursday for the first time since it sank with the loss of 32 lives just over two years ago, accompanying experts investigating the capsize. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME CRIME LAW TRAVEL) 
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January 24, 2012 
The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on... 
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The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on... 
The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on its side, half-submerged and threatening to slide into deeper waters January 24, 2012. Divers recovered the body of an elderly woman on Tuesday on the third deck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, bringing the number of bodies recovered to 16, officials said. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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August 28, 2012 
A boy prepares to snorkel in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, near the... 
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A boy prepares to snorkel in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, near the... 
A boy prepares to snorkel in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, near the harbour of Giglio Porto August 28, 2012. Tourists on the Tuscan coast were taking part in a rather macabre form of sightseeing -- taking boat trips to view the wreckage of shipwrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia, where 32 people lost their lives after it hit rocks on January 13.
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January 11, 2014 
The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen during the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour January... 
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The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen during the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour 
The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen during the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour January 11, 2014. Thirty massive tanks filled with air will lift the hulk of the Costa Concordia off the seabed in June so it can be towed away from the Italian island of Giglio where it capsized two years ago, officials said on Friday. The 114,500-tonne vessel hit rocks on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people. It was hauled upright in a complex "parbuckling" operation in September but still rests where it capsized, just outside the holiday island's small port. Refloating the Concordia will be one more phase in the largest maritime salvage in history. Where the ship will be dismantled - the final step - has yet to be decided. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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July 22, 2014 
The Costa Concordia cruise liner is seen during its refloat operation at Giglio harbour July 22, 2014.... 
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The Costa Concordia cruise liner is seen during its refloat operation at Giglio harbour 
The Costa Concordia cruise liner is seen during its refloat operation at Giglio harbour July 22, 2014. The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday. The 114,500-tonne Concordia has been slowly lifted from the sea floor since Monday, when salvagers began pumping air into 30 large metal boxes, or sponsons, attached around the hull. A convoy of 14 vessels will then tow the Concordia to a port near Genoa, where it will be broken up for scrap, completing one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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February 27, 2014 
Captain Francesco Schettino (C) arrives at the Giglio harbour February 27, 2014. Schettino returned to... 
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Captain Francesco Schettino arrives at the Giglio harbour 
Captain Francesco Schettino (C) arrives at the Giglio harbour February 27, 2014. Schettino returned to Giglio island for the first time since the shipwreck of his cruise liner, the Costa Concordia in 2012, in which 32 people died. The captain is expected to tour the wreck on Thursday as part of his ongoing trial for manslaughter, causing the wreck and abandoning ship. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER CRIME LAW PROFILE) 
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January 12, 2014 
A seagull flies past the side of the cruise liner Costa Concordia during the "parbuckling" operation... 
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A seagull flies past the side of the cruise liner Costa Concordia during the "parbuckling" operation... 
A seagull flies past the side of the cruise liner Costa Concordia during the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour January 12, 2014. Thirty massive tanks filled with air will lift the hulk of the Costa Concordia off the seabed in June so it can be towed away from the Italian island of Giglio where it capsized two years ago, officials said. The 114,500-tonne vessel hit rocks on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people. It was hauled upright in a complex "parbuckling" operation in September but still rests where it capsized, just outside the holiday island's small port. Refloating the Concordia will be one more phase in the largest maritime salvage in history. Where the ship will be dismantled - the final step - has yet to be decided. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ANIMALS) 
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February 26, 2014 
The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen outside Giglio harbour February 26, 2014. Captain Francesco... 
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The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen outside Giglio harbour 
The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen outside Giglio harbour February 26, 2014. Captain Francesco Schettino returns to Giglio island for the first time since the shipwreck of his cruise liner in 2012 in which 32 people died. The captain is expected to tour the wreck on Thursday as part of his ongoing trial. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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September 17, 2013 
A combination photo shows the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia during and at the end of (bottom... 
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A combination photo shows the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia during and at the end of the "parbuckling"... 
A combination photo shows the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia during and at the end of (bottom R) the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbour September 17, 2013. Salvage crews completed raising the wreck of the Costa Concordia in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a 19-hour-long operation on the Italian island of Giglio where the huge cruise liner capsized in January last year. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME) 
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September 15, 2013 
A lightning storm is pictured over the sea near the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, surrounded... 
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A lightning storm is pictured over the sea near the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, outside Giglio... 
A lightning storm is pictured over the sea near the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, surrounded by cranes, outside Giglio harbour September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME ENVIRONMENT) 
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September 12, 2013 
An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian... 
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An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian... 
An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter August 26, 2013. The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship could be upright again next week, nearly two years after the liner capsized and killed at least 30 people off the Italian coast. The giant vessel, which has lain partly submerged in shallow waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio since the accident in January 2012, will be rolled off the seabed and onto underwater platforms. Picture taken August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: TRANSPORT MARITIME DISASTER) 
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August 26, 2013 
An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian... 
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An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian... 
An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter August 26, 2013. The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship could be upright again next week, nearly two years after the liner capsized and killed at least 30 people off the Italian coast. The giant vessel, which has lain partly submerged in shallow waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio since the accident in January 2012, will be rolled off the seabed and onto underwater platforms. Picture taken August 26, 2013. (ITALY - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER TRANSPORT) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE:GM1E9AE1LQF01 
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July 17, 2013 
Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, looks on during a trial in Grosseto,... 
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Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, looks on during a trial in Grosseto 
Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, looks on during a trial in Grosseto, central Italy, July 17, 2013. The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy's coast last year killing 32 people, resumes on Wednesday after it was delayed by a lawyers' strike earlier this month. The trial will examine one of the most dramatic marine accidents in recent Italian history, when the huge liner struck a rock outside the port of Giglio in January 2012 and keeled over on to its side, setting off a chaotic night-time evacuation of more than 4,000 passengers and crew. Schettino, accused of abandoning ship before all crew and passengers had been rescued, faces charges including manslaughter and causing the loss of his ship, which still rests on its side in the Tuscan port. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY - Tags: CRIME LAW MARITIME) 
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July 17, 2013 
Domnica Cemortan of Moldova smiles during a trial in Grosseto, central Italy, July 17, 2013. Cemortan... 
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Domnica Cemortan of Moldova smiles during a trial in Grosseto 
Domnica Cemortan of Moldova smiles during a trial in Grosseto, central Italy, July 17, 2013. Cemortan said she was with captain Francesco Schettino at the time of the accident. The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy's coast last year killing 32 people, resumes on Wednesday after it was delayed by a lawyers' strike earlier this month. The trial will examine one of the most dramatic marine accidents in recent Italian history, when the huge liner struck a rock outside the port of Giglio in January 2012 and keeled over on to its side, setting off a chaotic night-time evacuation of more than 4,000 passengers and crew. Captain Francesco Schettino, accused of abandoning ship before all crew and passengers had been rescued, faces charges including manslaughter and causing the loss of his ship, which still rests on its side in the Tuscan port. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY - Tags: CRIME LAW MARITIME DISASTER) 
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October 11, 2012 
Francesco Schettino sits in a cafe at his hometown of Meta di Sorrento near Naples, October 11, 2012.... 
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Francesco Schettino sits in a cafe at his hometown of Meta di Sorrento near Naples 
Francesco Schettino sits in a cafe at his hometown of Meta di Sorrento near Naples, October 11, 2012. The captain of the Costa Concordia which ran into a rock and capsized off the Italian coast in January, killing up to 32 people, has sued for wrongful dismissal, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Schettino faces charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship and preliminary hearings will begin on October 15. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER CRIME LAW TRANSPORT) 
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January 26, 2012 
Firefighters stand next to a lighthouse near the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the... 
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Firefighters stand next to a lighthouse near the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the... 
Firefighters stand next to a lighthouse near the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 26, 2012. Italy's Civil Protection Agency expects to start extracting fuel from the capsized cruise ship by Saturday or earlier.
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January 20, 2012 
A bench engraved with the name of the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship (seen at rear) is seen washed... 
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A bench from the Costa Concordia cruise ship seen washed ashore on Giglio island 
A bench engraved with the name of the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship (seen at rear) is seen washed up on the shore of Giglio island, January 20, 2012. Italian rescue workers suspended their search of the capsized Italian cruise liner after the ship moved again on Friday, firefighters' spokesman Luca Cari said. REUTERS/Paul Hanna (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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January 19, 2012 
Rescue workers patrol in front of Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of... 
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Rescue workers patrol in front of Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of... 
Rescue workers patrol in front of Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 19, 2012. No deadline has been set for ending the search for missing people on the wreck of the Italian cruise liner that capsized off the Tuscan island, the chief spokesman of the firefighters said on Thursday. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) 
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January 15, 2012 
A view shows one of the two leaks in the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship after being holed by a... 
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A view shows one of the two leaks in the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship at Giglio island 
A view shows one of the two leaks in the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship after being holed by a rock off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island January 15, 2012. Rescuers were painstakingly checking thousands of cabins on the Italian liner for 15 people still unaccounted for after the huge vessel foundered and keeled over, killing at least five people and injuring 70. REUTERS/ Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER TRANSPORT) 
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January 19, 2012 
A firefighter helicopter flies over the Costa Concordia cruise ship after it ran aground off the west... 
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Firefighter helicopter flies over the Costa Concordia cruise ship after it ran aground off the west coast... 
A firefighter helicopter flies over the Costa Concordia cruise ship after it ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island January 19, 2012. No deadline has been set for ending the search for missing people on the wreck of the Italian cruise liner that capsized off the Tuscan island, the chief spokesman of the firefighters said on Thursday. REUTERS/Paul Hanna (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) 
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January 23, 2012 
The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on... 
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The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on... 
The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on its side, half-submerged and threatening to slide into deeper waters January 23, 2012. The operators of the Costa Concordia faced questions over their share of the blame for the shipwreck, as divers recovered another body from the stricken liner on Sunday, bringing the known death toll to 13. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) 
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January 17, 2012 
The Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island is seen,... 
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The Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy 
The Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran aground off the west coast of Italy, at Giglio island is seen, January 17, 2012. Italian divers and earthquake rescue veterans are braving chill waters, ships decks that are now sheer cliffs and the peril of waves sending heavy furniture crashing on top of them to scour a half-sunken super-liner for survivors and, more likely, bodies. Having resorted in despair to blasting their way through the pitch-dark maze of debris, luxury cabins and leisure facilities that is the badly listing hulk of the seagoing pleasure palace, they found five more dead aboard the Costa Concordia on Tuesday, making 11 in all. REUTERS/ Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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