You've heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Today, we decided to let some pictures tell the story that is still unfolding in the frigid Mediterranean waters off the coast of Giglio, Italy.
To be honest, we've never even heard of the village of Giglio before the Costa Concordia accident. Although we've been to the Mediterranean, that wasn't on our tinerary, nor was it for the passengers of the Concordia.
When the story of 2012 is told in pictures, these images will undoubtedly be among those. We'll let them tell their story...
First pictures inside Costa Concordia following the tragic accident . Several areas of the ship are shown, including before and after pictures of the restaurant, as crews start to explore the ship for survivors and victims.
Here is amazing footage from the search and rescue operations being carried out by the Italian Navy. It is in Italian, but you don't need a translation to understand the effort involved here. We salute the brave crews who are still working to account for all the passengers and crew of the Costa Concordia.