Photo of the Day: The Costa Concordia, Nearly Two years Later

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter
An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter August 26, 2013. The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship could be upright again next week, nearly two years after the liner capsized and killed at least 30 people off the Italian coast. The giant vessel, which has lain partly submerged in shallow waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio since the accident in January 2012, will be rolled off the seabed and onto underwater platforms. Picture taken August 26, 2013. (ITALY - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER TRANSPORT) - RTX13IP0© Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship could be upright again next week, nearly two years after the liner capsized and killed at least 30 people off the Italian coast. The giant vessel, which has lain partly submerged in shallow waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio since the accident in January 2012, will be rolled off the seabed and onto underwater platforms.

Alessandro Bianchi is an Italian-based photographer who shoots for a number of European news organizations. You can see more of his work here and on the Reuters blog.

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