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Photo Gallery: The Dangerous Tradition of Sailing Close to Shore

Cutting Close to Shore 'A Nice Tradition, Normalissima'

The cruise ship Costa Concordia came carelessly close to the coast of the Italian island Giglio before it shipwrecked, but the dangerous maneuver was not an isolated incident. Residents report that such maritime greetings are commonplace. The mayor even praised one as an "unequalled spectacle."