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Passengers begin disembarking from Carnival Triumph cruise ship

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Kendall Jenkins kisses the ground after stepping off the Carnival ship Triumph at the Alabama Cruise terminal in Mobile, Alabama, on February 14, 2013.

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NBC News reports: The crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship — described as a "nightmare" of filth — finally docked in Mobile, Ala., Thursday night at about 10:30 p.m. EST, but officials said it would still be hours before all the passengers would be able to get off.

Weary passengers could be seen lining up and filing off of the The Triumph, the largest cruise ship ever to dock in Mobile, but officials said it could be up to five hours before everyone was back on dry land. Read the full story.