The Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, early Tuesday morning. Officials declared the results of the 19-hour operation "perfect." Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Mission Success: Costa Concordia Is Vertical

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The view Monday from shore as work began to pull the Costa Concordia upright. The box-like structure on the ship's port side is one of the refloating caissons that will stabilize the ship. Marco Secchi/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Sylvia Poggioli on the salvaging of the Costa Concordia

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