(AP Photo/Luigi Navarra). FILE -- In this file photo taken on Jan. 23, 2014, the Costa Concordia cruise liner lies in the waters of the Giglio Island, Italy.
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is seen from a ferry boat approaching Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy.
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