1. Costa Concordia

    Shipwreck Salvage Begins

    Italian Guardia di Finanza and Civil Protection officers recover pieces of furniture from the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Italian officials say Monday two more bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of a cruise liner capsized off the Tuscan coast, bringing the number of confirmed dead to 15. The national civil protection agency official in charge of the search said Monday that divers recovered the bodies of two women from the ship's internet cafe. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

    Pier Paolo Cito / AP Photo

    Ten days after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy, salvage operations have begun. The same crew that raised the wreck of the Kursk Russian nuclear submarine in 2000 is inspecting the ship from the inside, while a team outside pumps oil onto a waiting barge. It will take four to six weeks to empty the fuel. Two more bodies were discovered yesterday, bringing the death toll to 15. Around 20 people are still missing.

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