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Crippled cruise ship slowly turns upright

The Costa Concordia ship is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2013.  (Alessandro La Rocca / The Associated Press)
The Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The crippled cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday after a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is expected to try a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy,Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
A television crew films the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
Reporters watch the Costa Concordia ship lying on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
A girls sunbathes as the Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
People look at the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
This combo composed of two pictures, top one taken at 12.04gmt, bottom one taken 92 minutes later one at 13.36gmt, show the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted, and the crippled Concordia didn't budge for the first three hours after the operation began, engineer Sergio Girotto told reporters. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted, and the crippled Concordia didn't budge for the first three hours after the operation began, engineer Sergio Girotto told reporters. (AP Photo/Andrea Sinibaldi, Lapresse) (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2013. - (Alessandro La Rocca / The Associated Press)
The Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The crippled cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday after a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a "perfect" end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat. - (Andrea Sinibaldi / The Associated Press)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is expected to try a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy,Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
A television crew films the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
Reporters watch the Costa Concordia ship lying on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
A girls sunbathes as the Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
People look at the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
This combo composed of two pictures, top one taken at 12.04gmt, bottom one taken 92 minutes later one at 13.36gmt, show the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted, and the crippled Concordia didn't budge for the first three hours after the operation began, engineer Sergio Girotto told reporters. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) - (CP)
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away. Never before has such an enormous cruise ship been righted, and the crippled Concordia didn't budge for the first three hours after the operation began, engineer Sergio Girotto told reporters. (AP Photo/Andrea Sinibaldi, Lapresse) - (CP)
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