Angry survivors attend 1st shipwreck hearing

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People gather outside the Moderno theater in Grosseto, Italy, Saturday, March 3, 2012 for the Costa Concordia shipwreck initial evidence hearing. The Italian prosecutor for the investigation of the Costa Concordia shipwreck says it could take experts three months to analyze the cruise ship's voice recorder. Prosecutor Francesco Verusio spoke to state radio as hundreds of lawyers, consultants, former passengers and crew arrived in Grosseto, Tuscany, Saturday for the initial evidence hearing. There are so many participants at the closed-door hearing that a local theater is being used. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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The first hearing of the criminal investigation into the Costa Concordia's shipwreck was held in a theater Saturday instead of a courthouse because of high demand, with angry survivors seeking compensation, justice and the truth.

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