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Costa Concordia cruise disaster

16 January 2012 / All photos: ANP /

The cruise ship 'Costa Concordia' ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio after hitting underwater rocks on January 13. The owner of the luxury liner that ran aground off the coast of Italy, killing at least six people, said its captain had made "errors of judgment" as the search continued for the missing. The ship was on a cruise in the Mediterranean, leaving from Savona with planned stops in Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma, Barcelona and Marseille," the company said.

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A handout screen grab taken from an infra red camera released on January 18, 2012 shows passengers from the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia waiting to be evacuated late on January 13.

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Dutch rescuers from firm Smit, one of the largest marine salvage companies in the world, put protections on January 16, 2012

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A handout photo released by the Italian Police shows police scuba divers at the cruise ship Costa Concordia, off Giglio Island, Toscana, Italy, 17 January 2012. Reports state that after an overnight break in operations rescuers on 17 January 2012 resumed their search on the cruise ship Costa Concordia, using explosives to blast debris and other obstacles out of their path

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Giglio, Italy-January 17, 2012: A luxury cruise ship ran aground in the Tuscan waters off of Giglio, Italy on Friday, January 13, 2012. DigitalGlobe