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Costa Concordia raised to refloat

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(CNN) - The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship is now afloat once again. A salvage team has completed the mammoth attempt to raise the Costa Concordia.

Crews floated it by pumping air into giant boxes surrounding the ship. It was a delicate operation -- the ship could have broken apart.

The cruise liner ran aground and tipped over two and a half years ago off Italy's Giglio Island. 32 people died in the wreck.

Its estimated the catastrophe will end up costing the ship's owners about $2B.

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