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Inside the Wreck of the Costa Concordia

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One week ago the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Isola del Giglio, Italy. Of the more than 4,200 aboard, 11 have been confirmed dead, 21 remain missing, and hopes of finding any more survivors are fading quickly. Rescue operations were called off earlier today amid fears the ship could quickly slip and sink deeper during worsening weather conditions. Captain Francesco Schettino remains under house arrest as investigators work to determine exactly what happened, and who was at fault. Rescue workers have spent the past seven days rappelling from helicopters, scaling the hull, scrambling inside and diving beneath the wreckage, racing against the clock to find anyone alive inside the massive wreck. [34 photos]

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A Carabinieri scuba diver inspects the hull of the Costa Concordia cruise ship on January 19, 2012. Italian rescue workers suspended their search of the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia after the ship moved again on Friday, firefighters' spokeman Luca Cari said. (Reuters/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri)
A Carabinieri scuba diver inspects the hull of the Costa Concordia cruise ship on January 19, 2012. Italian rescue workers suspended their search of the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia after the ship moved again on Friday, firefighters' spokeman Luca Cari said. (Reuters/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri)
Firemen standing by a lighthouse look at the cruise liner Costa Concordia on January 17, 2012. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Italian rescue worker is lowered from a helicopter to the cruise ship Costa Concordia off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on January 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) #
Italian firefighters climb the cruise ship Costa Concordia on January 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) #
Firefighters work on the side of the Costa Concordia on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Vigili del Fuoco) #
Rescuers work on the cruise ship Costa Concordia, lying on its side off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on January 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) #
Rescuers place explosive charges on the side of the cruise liner Costa Concordia prior to entering on January 17, 2012. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images) #
This picture released on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by the Italian Space Agency (A.S.I.) was taken on Saturday, January 14, 2012, about nine hours after the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the island of Isola del Giglio, Italy. It shows the hulk of the ship (bright spot, bottom center) surrounded by rescuers and investigators' boats. Satellites are being used to monitor the area while authorities are preparing to remove the fuel from inside the vessel. (AP Photo/ASI) #
A still image from video taken January 14, 2012, the night of the crash, shows passengers lined up on the side of the Costa Concordia, as they move down the side of the vessel during an evacuation. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera) #
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Italian technician Andra Faccioli aims a laser scanner to take measurements on the position of the cruise ship Costa Concordia as it leans on its side on January 19, 2012. The $450 million ship was carrying more than 4,200 passengers and crew when it slammed into a reef one week ago, after the captain made an unauthorized maneuver. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) #
A rescue worker climbs onto the Costa Condordia, on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/ Max Rossi) #
Firefighters work on the side of the Costa Concordia, on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Vigili del Fuoco) #
Francesco Schettino, captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, is escorted into a prison by police officers at Grosseto, after being questioned by magistrates in this still image from a video January 17, 2012. The Italian coastguard pleaded angrily with the captain of the stricken super-liner to return to his ship, according to recordings released on Tuesday. Schettino is accused of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck by sailing too close to shore and abandoning ship before all his passengers and crew scrambled off. (Reuters/Reuters TV) #
An army soldier walks past a picture of a missing person after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the west coast of Italy, on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Giampiero Sposito) #
Rescue divers retrieve a body from the water near the Costa Concordia, on January 17, 2012. (Reuters/Max Rossi) #
Carabinieri scuba divers inspect the interior of the Costa Concordia, on January 17, 2012, in this photo released January 18, 2012. (Reuters/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri) #
A part of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is seen underwater in this photo released on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera) #
A scuba diver swims inside the cruise ship Costa Concordia, on January 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard) #
Furniture floats and lies wrecked inside the Costa Concordia, photographed on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera) #
A coast guard scuba diver makes his way through floating pieces of furniture inside the cruise ship Costa Concordia, on January 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard) #
Rescue divers inspect the Costa Concordia, on January 17, 2012. Rescue squads used controlled explosions on Tuesday to enter the stricken Italian cruise liner in the increasingly despairing hunt for survivors. (Reuters/Max Rossi) #
A scuba diver inspects a side of the Costa Concordia, on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera) #
This underwater photo taken on January 17, 2012 at the "Le Scole" rock shows twisted wreckage on the sea floor, left by the cruise liner Costa Concordia after it ran aground in front of the Isola del Giglio harbor. (AFP/Getty Images) #
A crushed section of the Costa Concordia is seen underwater on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera) #
A pile of deck chairs on the submerged section of the Costa Concordia, photographed on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera/Handout) #
A Carabinieri scuba diver inspects underwater around the Costa Concordia, on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri) #
Carabinieri scuba divers inspect the Costa Concordia, on January 19, 2012. Italian rescue workers suspended their search of the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia after the ship moved again on Friday, firefighters' spokeman Luca Cari said. (Reuters/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri) #
A Carabinieri scuba diver inspects an anchor from the wrecked Costa Concordia, on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri) #
A breach on the side of the Costa Concordia, seen underwater on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera) #
A side of the Costa Concordia is seen resting on the seafloor in this underwater photo released on January 16, 2012. (Reuters/Guardia Costiera) #
A Carabinieri scuba diver swims next to the Costa Concordia, on January 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Carabinieri) #
A deck and ladder, part of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, seen underwater after the ship ran aground last week. Photo taken on January 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard) #
A Carabinieri scuba diver inspects the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy, on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Centro subacquei dei Carabinieri) #

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