Raising a wreck

Tony Gentile / Reuters

Inch by inch, salvage crews slowly raised the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise ship this week, as a painstaking $800-million salvage effort finally got underway off the coast of Giglio, Italy. Crews used 56 giant pulleys to heave the vessel back to an upright position. Thirty-two people died after the Concordia hit rocks on Jan. 13.