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Costa Concordia still obstructing scenic Italian view

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A couple sunbathe in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto, on June 20. Salvage crews began preliminary work this week on preparations to refloat the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise liner in what is set to be the biggest ever operation of its kind.

Max Rossi / Reuters

A woman swims in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio Porto on June 20. Salvage crews began preliminary work this week on preparations to refloat the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise liner in what is set to be the biggest ever operation of its kind.

Reuters reports -- Salvage crews began preliminary work this week on preparations to refloat the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise liner in what is set to be the biggest ever operation of its kind.

A barge has moved next to the liner and the ship's radar has been removed from the upper deck. The swimming pool slide and the large yellow funnel will be taken off in coming weeks, salvage workers and local officials said.

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The Costa Concordia, carrying more than 4,200 passengers, ran aground Jan. 13 off the coast of Italy. At least 25 people died in the accident, and rescuers continue to search for others missing.