Chile miner rescue: Photos

October 13, 2010 11:50 p.m. EST
 

 


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A guard gate blocks access to the San Josť mine site rescue operations in northern Chile on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.


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Cameras and journalists swarm a press conference on Tuesday at the San Josť mine site in northern Chile.


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Ambulances enter the mine site on Tuesday.


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One of countless tributes to the trapped miners marks the side of the road to the San Josť mine site.


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Rescue workers practice a dry run with one of the capsules that will be used to rescue the trapped miners.


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As rescue workers prepare to release the 33 miners who have been trapped for more than two months, the T130 drill leaves the operations area after completing the job.


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Rolly the clown helps keep spirits up in Camp Hope on Monday, October 11, 2010.


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A mining official holds up an example of one of the computers that will be affixed to the miners to monitor their health and display vital stats such as their location in the rescue shaft.


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Following their rescue, the miners will be taken to a hospital in Copiapo, Chile, by helicopter, approximately a 15-minute flight.


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A girl sticks her head out of a tent at Camp Hope.


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A banner at Camp Hope in Chile shows pictures of the 33 miners trapped below the surface since August 15. It reads, "Power to the 33 miners! We are waiting for you!"


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Magdalena Lobos, a family member of one of the trapped miners, prepares a letter to be sent down one of the supply bore holes on Sunday, October 10, 2010.