Belfast's Titanic attraction unveiled

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In this photo of Tuesday March 13, 2012 a replica of a 1st class cabin on board the Titanic ship is on display in the new 100 million British pounds ($157 million)Titanic Belfast Visitor's Center.  Celebrating the ship and the people who built her is the aim of Titanic Belfast, a shiny new "visitor experience" _ don't call it a museum _ whose four prow-like wings jut jauntily skyward beside the River Lagan on the site of the old Harland and Wolff shipyard. Titanic, the world's largest, most luxurious ocean liner, left this spot on April 2, 1912 on its maiden voyage from England to New York. Twelve days later, it stuck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank in the early hours of April 15.  More than 1,500 of the 2,200 people on board died. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Belfast's impressive new tourist attraction — the 100-million pound ($160 million, €120 million) Titanic Belfast visitor center — offers a loving portrait of the excitement, ambition and opulence surrounding the doomed trans-Atlantic liner, Mar. 30.

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