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Gallery: Costa Concordia salvage

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This combination made on September 17, 2013 shows four photos of the Costa Concordia, after the cruise ship ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio taken on January 14, 2012 (TopL), beginning to emerge during the salvage operation on September 16, 2013 (TopR) and (BottomL) and after he was turned upright (BottomR) on September 17, 2013. Getty Images
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The Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2013. AP Photo
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Senior Salvage Master Nick Sloane kisses his wife after the parbuckling operation which succesfully uprighted the Costa Concordia, on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Getty Images
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A detail of the right side of the Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2013. AP Photo
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The severly damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia is visible after the parbuckling operation succesfully uprighted the ship around 4 am on September 17, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Getty Images
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The wreck of the Costa Concordia during salvation operation on September 16, 2013. AP Photo
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The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. An international team of engineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people.
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The parbuckling project to raise the stricken Costa Concordia continues on September 16, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Getty Images
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The wreck of the Costa Concordia is seen during the salvage operation in, Giglio Porto, Italy on September 16, 2013. AP Photo
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The Costa Concordia is readied for a salvage operation on September 16, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Getty Images
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Workers take a break as the salvage operation for the Costa Concordia starts on September 16, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Getty Images
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Members of the US salvage company Titan and Italian firm Micoperi work at the wreck of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship near the harbour of Giglio Porto on September 16, 2013. Getty Images
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The Costa Concordia is readied for a salvage operation on September 16, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work begins today to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. Getty Images
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Workers stand in front of the Costa Concordia ship lying on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013. Getty Images
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Titan and Micoperi workers are seen next to the stricken Costa Concordia on September 16, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Getty Images
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A bird stands in front of the Costa Concordia ship as it lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
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Reporters and cameramen work as the Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Authorities have given the final go-ahead for a daring attempt Monday to pull upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner from its side in the waters off Tuscany, a make-or-break engineering feat that has never before been tried in such conditions. The ship capsized there 20 months ago, and Italy's national Civil Protection agency waited until sea and weather conditions were forecast for dawn Monday before giving the OK to try to right it. In a statement Sunday, the Civil Protection agency said the sea and wind conditions "fall within the range of operating feasibility." (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini).

The delicate operation took 19 hours, but it worked, and the Costa Concordia cruise ship is now sitting upright off Italy’s Tuscan coast.

With the help of an underwater laser scanner developed by Waterloo, Ontario tech firm Two-G Robotics, experts used a system of cables, pulleys and counterweights to right the vessel.

READ MORE: Costa Concordia upright after parbuckling process

An engineer is calling it “a perfect operation.”

Thirty-two people died when the cruise ship hit a reef and capsized in January 2012.

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