On the coast of the Italian island of Giglio, locals are excited to have progress on the removal of cruise ship Costa Concordia since it tipped and half-submerged in January 2012. There are still 2 missing people whose families hope to have closure on the fate of their loved ones.
It's also a great engineering feat to right this 115,000 ton beast and (hopefully) eventually float it away so that it can be turned into scrap metal. The ship could have ripped apart or spewed its toxic contents of rotten food everywhere. Despite taking longer than planned, the first part of the recovery appears to have been a success.