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Head of Italy's civil protection agency Franco Gabrielli speaks as he... News PhotoAttending,Emergencies and Disasters,Headquarters,Horizontal,Italy,Mode of Transport,Office,Press Conference,Rome - Italy,TalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPHead of Italy's civil protection agency Franco Gabrielli speaks as he attends a press conference on September 12, 2013 at the Civil Protection headquarters in Rome, Italy, ahead of the world's biggest-ever marine salvage operation. Salvage workers will attempt to raise Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship on September 16, weather permitting, in an unprecedented $1.0-billion (752-million euro) operation, officials said. 'If weather conditions allow, the operation will start at 6:00 am (0400) GMT on September 16... This is an operation that has never been attempted before,' Franco Gabrielli, head of the civil protection agency which is overseeing the operation, said on September 12. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)