Topics » Arts & Culture   Dec. 28, 2012

Some of the Best (and Oddest) Photos of 2012

Beached Concordia

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Beached Concordia

Vacationers bask in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto, Italy, June 20.

While travelling under clear skies and in calm waters, the cruise ship hit a rock Jan. 13, 2012, that immediately flooded the engine room and caused loss of propulsion and electrical systems.

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