January 14, 2012
Passengers of the luxury ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany board a bus in Porto Santo Stefano, Italy, Saturday. The international emergency put a spotlight on nations trying to work together despite language and other barriers.
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Language barriers, overwhelmed local authorities, squads of foreign diplomats with lists of awkward questions — the international mix of passengers and crew aboard the stricken Costa Concordia cruise liner added to the complications Saturday for Italian officials handling the emergency.