100th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The Titanic
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People visit the exhibition "Titanic, Return to Cherbourg" on April 9, 2012 at La Cite de la Mer museum in Cherbourg, northern France, as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. The Titanic, billed as the world's most luxurious passenger liner and reputedly unsinkable, left Southampton, southern England, for New York City on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic on April 10, 1912. Four days into the voyage it struck an iceberg and sank 375 miles (604 kilometers) off Newfoundland with the loss of 1,514 of the 2,224 people on board.