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Miners Rescued From Chilean Mine
Rescuers in Chile began the night of Oct. 12 raising the 33 trapped miners one-by-one to the surface, ending their 69-day ordeal. No one in history has been trapped underground so long and survived.

Last Miner Celebrates

Oct. 13: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sings the national anthem with the last miner to be rescued, Luis Urzua, credited with organizing the miners to ration food and save themselves, at the end of the operation at the San Jose mine in Copiapo.

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Chile Celebrates

Oct. 13: Relatives of the miners celebrate as the last miner Luis Urzua is hoisted up to the surface at the San Jose mine in Copiapo.

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Chile Celebrates

Oct. 13: Relatives of the miners celebrate as the last miner Luis Urzua was hoisted up to the surface at the San Jose mine in Copiapo.

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Last Miner Rescued

Oct. 13: Luis Alberto Urzua, the final miner rescued, sings the Chilean national anthem with President Sebastian Pinera and other rescue workers after being pulled to safety.

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Last Miner Rescued

Oct. 13: Luis Alberto Urzua, the final miner rescued, greets a family member after being pulled to safety. Luis, along with 32 other miners, were trapped underground for 69 days.

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Last Miner Rescued

Oct. 13: Luis Alberto Urzua, the final miner rescued, is pulled to safety after being trapped underground with 32 other miners for 69 days.

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Last Miner Rescued

Oct. 13: Luis Alberto Urzua, the final miner rescued, sings the Chilean national anthem with rescue workers after being pulled to safety.

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Chilean Miners Rescued

Oct. 13: Trapped miner Claudio Acuna gestures as he is wheeled to a field hospital after reaching the surface to become the 26th miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapo.

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Chilean Miners Rescued

Oct. 13: Trapped miner Jose Henriquez (L) is greeted by Chile's President Sebastian Pinera after reaching the surface to become the 24th miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapo.

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Chilean Miners Rescued

Oct. 13: Trapped miner Johnny Barrios arrives at Copiapo hospital for a full checkup after he was rescued from the San Jose mine.

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Chilean Miners Rescued

Oct. 13: Trapped miner Omar Reygadas arrives at Copiapo hospital for a full checkup after he was rescued from the San Jose mine.

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Oct.13, 2010: The Phoenix rescue capsule is prepared for its 18th journey to the surface with trapped miner Esteban Rojas from the collapsed San Jose mine in Copiapo.

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Oct. 13, 2010: Trapped miner Victor Zamora is greeted by Presidents Evo Morales of Bolivia and Sebastian Pinera of Chile.

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Oct. 13, 2010: Trapped miner Victor Segovia reaches the surface to become the 15th to be rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapo.

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Oct. 13, 2010: Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani arrives at the Copiapo hospital for a full checkup after being rescued from the San Jose mine.

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Oct. 12, 2010: Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued after 69 days underground, climbs out of the rescue capsule and is immediately embraced by rescue workers and others, as bystanders cheer and clap.

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Oct. 12, 2010: Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued after 69 days underground, climbs out of the rescue capsule and is immediately embraced by rescue workers and others, as bystanders cheer and clap.

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Oct. 12, 2010: Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued after 69 days underground, climbs out of the rescue capsule and is immediately embraced by rescue workers and others, as bystanders cheer and clap.

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Oct. 12, 2010: Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued after 69 days underground, climbs out of the rescue capsule and is immediately embraced by rescue workers and others, as bystanders cheer and clap.

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Oct. 12, 2010: Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued after 69 days underground, climbs out of the rescue capsule and is immediately embraced by rescue workers and others, as bystanders cheer and clap.

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Oct. 12: Relatives and friends of trapped miners celebrate Florencio Avalos' rescue while watching on a TV screen at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile.

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Oct. 12: People watch Florencio Avalos' rescue on a TV screen at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile.

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Oct. 12, 2010: In an image from video, rescuer Manuel Gonzalez Pavez reaches the 33 miners in the collapsed mine.

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Oct. 12, 2010: In this image from video, rescuer Manuel Gonzalez Pavez is secured inside capsule to be lowered into the collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile.

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Oct. 12, 2010: Mining Minister Laurence Golborne and rescue chief Andre Sougarrete, right, hold hands as rescue worker Manuel Gonzalez Paves is lowered in the capsule into the mine where miners are trapped to begin the rescue.

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Preparing to Lower Capsule

Oct. 12, 2010: Rescue workers prepare the rescue capsule to be lowered down to hoist trapped miners out at San Jose mine in Copiapo, October 12, 2010. The first of 33 trapped miners will be pulled to safety in a capsule barely wider than a man's shoulders.

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Waiting for the Miners

Oct. 12, 2010: Maria Cortes, sister-in-law of Mario Gomez, one of the 33 miners trapped, holds a Chilean flag at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile. Andres Sougarett, the Chilean engineer leading the rescue effort, said all would be in place at midnight Tuesday to begin the rescue of the miners. The writing on the flag reads in Spanish "we wait for you."

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Rescue Preparations

Oct. 12, 2010: Police officers march in formation at at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile. The first of 33 trapped miners is expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after surviving more than two months about half a mile below ground.

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President Speaks

Oct. 12, 2010: Chile's President Sebastian Pinera talks to the press next to his wife, Cecilia Morel, at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile, as rescuers prepare to bring up the first of the trapped miners.

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Rescue Preparations

Oct 12, 2010: Rescue personnel work on the final arrangements at the site of the rescue at the San Jose mine.

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Rescue Capsule

Oct. 11, 2010: In a video released by the Chilean government, a camera set up on top of the capsule that will carry the trapped miners to the surface shows the tunnel as it is going up during a test at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.

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Rescue Capsule

Oct. 11, 2010: In a video released by the Chilean government, Chile's Mining Minister Laurence Golborne checks the capsule that will carry the trapped miners to the surface during a test at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.

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Waiting for the Miners

Oct. 11, 2010: Alberto Segovia, brother of trapped miner Dario Segovia, and his daughter Carla Belgica, stand at the relatives camp outside the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile.

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Miners Rescued From Chilean Mine

Rescuers in Chile began the night of Oct. 12 raising the 33 trapped miners one-by-one to the surface, ending their 69-day ordeal. No one in history has been trapped underground so long and survived.

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