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Italy cruise ship wreck to be raised on Sept 16

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Salvage workers will attempt to raise Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday, weather permitting, in an unprecedented operation costing more than 600 million euros ($798 million), officials said. 

View of the Costa Concordia near the harbour of Giglio, on June 23, 2012. Salvage workers have said they will attempt to raise Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship, weather permitting, in an unprecedented operation costing more than 600 million euros ($798 million).

"If weather conditions allow, the operation will start at 6:00 am (0400 GMT) on September 16," Franco Gabrielli, head of the civil protection agency, which is overseeing the operation, said on Thursday.

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