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Remembering the magic and tragedy of Titanic

Last updated on: April 15, 2012 21:47 IST

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A cruise carrying relatives of some of the more than 1,500 people who died aboard the Titanic 100 years ago on Sunday visited the location where the doomed ship sank.

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Image: Passengers stand on upper decks and view a service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise
Photographs: Chris Helgren/Reuters
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The Titanic Memorial Cruise, carrying the same number of passengers -- not including crew -- as the Titanic did, cast off from Southampton.

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Image: A cruise ship lies over the Titanic disaster site
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The ill-fated Titanic liner hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912.

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Image: Helena Beaumont-Jones of Airlie Beach, Australia is embraced by Titanic Memorial Cruise general manager Tara Plumley while viewing three wreaths before a memorial service on board
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Over 1500 lives were lost in one of the deadliest maritime accidents of all time.

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Image: A wreath is seen before a memorial service on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise
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The 12-night cruise will retrace Titanic's voyage.

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Image: Belgian quintet Grupetto perform during a service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise
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The organisers tried to recreate the onboard experience -- minus the disaster -- including the food and a live band playing music from that era, in a tribute to Titanic's musicians who reportedly played their instruments until the ship sank.

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Image: Jaki Free of Manchester sings hymns with her daughter Rosie, 5, during a religious service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise
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