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Miracle at the Mine
For over two months 33 Chilean miners have been trapped underground while their loved ones wait anxiously for their return. Here are some of the best pictures of an extraordinary event that has gripped the world.
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Test Capsule

Workers test a capsule that will be used to rescue trapped miners from the collapsed San José mine in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. Thirty-three miners have been trapped deep underground in the copper and gold mine since it collapsed on Aug. 5.

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Reaction

A man reacts after it was announced that a drill reached the trapped miners at the San José mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. Officials have announced that the drill trying to reach the 33 trapped miners has reached them after more than two months of efforts, prompting cheers, tears and the ringing of bells by families in the tent camp outside the mine.

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Steel Pipes

A truck loaded with steel pipes that may be used on the rescue of the trapped miners enters the San José mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. Officials have announced that a drill has reached the 33 trapped miners after more than two months of efforts, prompting cheers, tears and the ringing of bells by families in the tent camp outside the mine. 

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Pope

Pope Benedict XVI, right, is given a Chilean flag with the names and signatures of the 33 miners trapped in the San José mine, in Copiaco, Chile, during a meeting with Catholic media representatives, at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. 

(AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano,)

Hope

A woman reacts as she stands by Chilean flags at the San José mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday Oct. 5, 2010. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced that his government is very close to pulling 33 miners to safety.

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Miners

In this TV frame grab released by Chile's government, miners Mario Sepulveda, right, and Luis Urzua are seen in the collapsed San José mine in Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010. 

(AP/Chilean Government)

Esperanza

Elizabeth Segovia, right, holds her daughter Esperanza Ticona, the first baby of trapped miner Ariel Ticona, at the camp where relatives wait for the rescue of trapped miners outside the San José mine near Copiapo.  Esperanza was born while his father was trapped at the mine. 

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Miners Banner

A journalist looks at a banner with images of the 33 trapped miners at the San José mine, Copiapo, Chile Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. 

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Getting Ready

A woman applies make-up while another watches a the camp where relatives wait for the rescue of trapped miners outside the San José mine, Copiapo, Chile, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. 

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The Camp

The camp where relatives of miners stay is seen shortly after the drill reached the trapped miners at San José mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. 

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Holding the Flag

Relatives of trapped miners, one holding a Chilean flag, accompanied by mining officials and people involved in the rescue efforts react after it was announced that a drill reached the trapped miners at the San José mine near Copiapo.

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Hug

A chilean police officer embraces a relative of trapped miners after it was announced that a drill reached the underground cave where miners are at the San José mine near Copiapo, 

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Chilean Flag

A relative of one of the 33 miners trapped holds a Chilean flags with the names of the miners written on it, as she lights a candle during a vigil outside the San José mine in Copiapo, 

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Final Touches

In this still image taken from a video released by the government of Chile on Oct. 10, 2010, steel pipes are welded as rescue efforts continue to free the 33 trapped miners at the San José mine near Copiapo.

(AP/ Government of Chile)

Police and Children Play

A police officer and a child play with a soccer ball at the camp where relatives of trapped miners wait for news outside the San José in Copiapo, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Thirty-three miners have been trapped deep underground in the copper and gold mine since it collapsed on Aug.5th.

(AP)

Miracle at the Mine

For over two months 33 Chilean miners have been trapped underground while their loved ones wait anxiously for their return. Here are some of the best pictures of an extraordinary event that has gripped the world.

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