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In pictures: Costa Concordia salvage operation begins after stormy delay

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A lightning storm is pictured over the sea near the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia, outside Giglio harbour September 15, 2013.

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Cables used for the parbuckling of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia are seen during the preparation of the operation outside Giglio harbour September 16, 2013. Known as parbuckling, the operation to raise the ship, which is the length of three football pitches, was delayed of a couple of hours because of a storm during the night.

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The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia lies on its side next to Giglio Island September 16, 2013.

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Salvage crew workers work on a side of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia outside Giglio harbour September 16, 2013.

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Salvage crew workers work on a side of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner outside Giglio harbour September 16, 2013.

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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.

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Workers stand in front of the Costa Concordia ship lying on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013.

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Reporters watch the Costa Concordia ship lying on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013.

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