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Workers begin to remove the tons of rocky reef embedded into the Costa Concordia cruise ship’s hull, Giglio Island, Italy, Thursday, July 12, 2012. The whole removal process could take as long as a year. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.