Chile miner rescue: Photos

October 13, 2010 11:50 p.m. EST
 

 


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People celebrate in Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile, after the last of the 33 miners was rescued from the San Jose mine on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.


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Luis Urzua celebrates with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and other workers after being lifted from the San Jose Mine. Urzua was the final miner to ride the Phoenix capsule to the surface after being trapped underground for nearly 10 weeks.


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Raul Bustos is greeted by his wife after exiting the rescue capsule. Bustos was the 30th miner to reach the surface.


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Yonni Barrios, 50, was the 21st man rescued from the mine.


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Relatives of Dario Segovia celebrate after he was brought to the surface.


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Esteban Rojas, 44, kneels to pray after stepping out from the capsule and becoming the 18th trapped miner to be rescued.


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Cristian Nuņez Herrera celebrates after his uncle, miner Daniel Herrera, was rescued.


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Relatives of miner Carlos Barrios react while he is brought to the surface.


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Edison Pena, 34, the 12th trapped miner to be rescued, kisses his loved one.


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Mario Sepulveda leads a cheer for Chile after being lifted from the mine early Wednesday. Sepulveda was the second miner to be rescued.


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Crowds gathered in the Copiapo town square cheer upon learning of the successful rescues. Copiapo is the closest town to the mine and a video screen was set up for residents to watch the rescue process.