Costa Concordia: Sun, sea, sand… and shipwreck

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Click HERE to view ‘Costa Concordia: Raising a giant’ graphic The reason why this little island came to the world’s attention on 13 January this year is rarely out of sight or mind, though. Just beyond the port opening, the wrecked Costa Concordia lies, partially submerged, at the same odd angle. Its yellow funnel, with its black rim, points at the island like a cigarette butt. On the surface at least some normality has returned to Giglio. Plans to remove the wreck are underway. The pollution has been contained. The economic effects of the disaster do not appear to be as ruinous as some had feared. Some locals beg to differ, however. "Things can never be called normal while that…

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