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Memorable World Moments of 2012

Cruise Ship Sinks

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Cruise Ship Sinks

The cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Italy on Jan. 13, and at least 30 people died, after Capt. Francesco Schettino allegedly did a sail-by of an island off the coast of Tuscany. He was charged with manslaughter. Travel writer Rudy Maxa and maritime lawyer Richard Alsina talk about the effects on Italy’s cruise industry.

From the sinking of the Italian cruise liner to Egypt's first free presidential vote in decades, we take a look back at some of the top international events of 2012.