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Haunting images: Photographer captures what remains of the Costa Concordia

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- It's been four years since the Costa Concordia struck a rock and sank off the Italian coast and we're getting a haunting look at what remains of the ship. 

The tragedy claimed the lives of 32 people and the captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino, was later found guilty on 32 counts of manslaughter after he abandoned the ship as it sank.

The Costa Concordia was later raised out of the waters and towed to the Italian port of Genoa where it is waiting to be dismantled.  

Photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski swam out to the wreckage to capture these haunting images of what remains inside the Costa Concordia: 

"The wrecked Cruise Ship is visible and attracts me like a magnet, so I finally venture to swim across," Kielkowski writes in his book. "Against all odds, I find the shipwreck freely accessible — neither fences nor security personnel! Rather, the doors are open, lights are turned on, no man can be seen—nothing in the way to document…"

The full set of images Kielkowski captured are available in his new book, "Concordia," published by White Press

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