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  • Rescued miner Jose Ojeda, second from left wearing green, exists the capsule that brought him to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      Rescued miner Jose Ojeda, second from left wearing green, exists the capsule that brought him to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Osman Araya, right, greets a relative moments after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Osman Araya, right, greets a relative moments after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Rescued miner Jose Ojeda holds up a Chilean flag after emerging from the capsule that brought him to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      Rescued miner Jose Ojeda holds up a Chilean flag after emerging from the capsule that brought him to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Osman Araya is rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Osman Araya is rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this screen grab taken from video, Osman Araya, the sixth miner to be rescued, greets a relative after his rescue Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.

      In this screen grab taken from video, Osman Araya, the sixth miner to be rescued, greets a relative after his rescue Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.
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  • Rescued miner Florencio Avalos, center wearing glasses, arrives to the hospital in Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Avalos was the first of 33 miners to be rescued from the San Jose mine after more than 2 months trapped underground.

      Rescued miner Florencio Avalos, center wearing glasses, arrives to the hospital in Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Avalos was the first of 33 miners to be rescued from the San Jose mine after more than 2 months trapped underground.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Jimmy Sanchez is helped out of the capsule as he is rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Jimmy Sanchez is helped out of the capsule as he is rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Miner Jimmy Sanchez, bottom center, is helped out of the capsule after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      Miner Jimmy Sanchez, bottom center, is helped out of the capsule after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Berta Avalos, sister of miners Florencio and Renan Avalos, sleeps with Jhogl Araya as they wait for Renan to be rescued, at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5. Florencio was the first miner to be rescued.

      Berta Avalos, sister of miners Florencio and Renan Avalos, sleeps with Jhogl Araya as they wait for Renan to be rescued, at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5. Florencio was the first miner to be rescued.
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  • Chile's President Sebastian Pinera embraces Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis, center left with blue helmet, after he was rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      Chile's President Sebastian Pinera embraces Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis, center left with blue helmet, after he was rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Rescued miner Carlos Mamani Solis, from Bolivia, bottom center, greets Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, top wearing red jacket and holding a Bolivian flag, after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      Rescued miner Carlos Mamani Solis, from Bolivia, bottom center, greets Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, top wearing red jacket and holding a Bolivian flag, after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Juan Illanes is carried away on a stretcher after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Juan Illanes is carried away on a stretcher after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, right, hugs rescued miner Mario Sepulveda after Sepulveda was rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, right, hugs rescued miner Mario Sepulveda after Sepulveda was rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • A woman gestures while watching on TV rescue operations at the San Jose mine to free 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.

      A woman gestures while watching on TV rescue operations at the San Jose mine to free 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
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  • Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis, center, hugs his wife Veronica after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis, center, hugs his wife Veronica after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis walks on his knees after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis walks on his knees after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis, center, waves to the crowd as Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, second right, looks on, after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis, center, waves to the crowd as Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, second right, looks on, after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Relatives of the 33 trapped miners watch on a TV screen the rescue operations at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. The miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.

      Relatives of the 33 trapped miners watch on a TV screen the rescue operations at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. The miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
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  • Relatives of trapped Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis react while watching his rescue on a TV screen at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Mamani was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months in the collapsed mine.

      Relatives of trapped Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis react while watching his rescue on a TV screen at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Mamani was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months in the collapsed mine.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, miner Juan Illanes, left, greets Chile's President Sebastian Pinera after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, miner Juan Illanes, left, greets Chile's President Sebastian Pinera after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
    Associated Press

  • People celebrate as they watch on TV the first miner to be rescued, Florencio Avalos, emerging safely to the surface at the San Jose mine in a rescue capsule, in Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.

      People celebrate as they watch on TV the first miner to be rescued, Florencio Avalos, emerging safely to the surface at the San Jose mine in a rescue capsule, in Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
    Associated Press

  • In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, miner Juan Illanes, second right, hugs his wife, name unavailable, as Chile's President Sebastian Pinera applauds, after after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, miner Juan Illanes, second right, hugs his wife, name unavailable, as Chile's President Sebastian Pinera applauds, after after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Rescued miner Juan Andres Illanes Palma, third miner to be rescued, salutes at his arrival to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      Rescued miner Juan Andres Illanes Palma, third miner to be rescued, salutes at his arrival to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, rescue specialist Manuel Gonzalez prepares to be lowered into the the San Jose mine for the start of rescue operations for 33 trapped miners near Copiapo, Chile, late Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, rescue specialist Manuel Gonzalez prepares to be lowered into the the San Jose mine for the start of rescue operations for 33 trapped miners near Copiapo, Chile, late Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010.
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  • A woman reacts while watching on a giant TV screen the start of the rescue operations at the San Jose mine to free the 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.

      A woman reacts while watching on a giant TV screen the start of the rescue operations at the San Jose mine to free the 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Mario Sepulveda celebrates after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Mario Sepulveda celebrates after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Mario Sepulveda, left, shakes hands with an official as Chilean first lady Cecilia Morel and President Sebastian Pinera, second right, look on, after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Mario Sepulveda, left, shakes hands with an official as Chilean first lady Cecilia Morel and President Sebastian Pinera, second right, look on, after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • People celebrate in the streets of Santiago, the capital of Chile, after the first trapped miner Florencio Avalos was rescued from the San Jose gold and copper mine near Copiapo, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

      People celebrate in the streets of Santiago, the capital of Chile, after the first trapped miner Florencio Avalos was rescued from the San Jose gold and copper mine near Copiapo, early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • A man in costume celebrates while he watches on a giant TV screen the start of the rescue operations at the San Jose mine to free the 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.

      A man in costume celebrates while he watches on a giant TV screen the start of the rescue operations at the San Jose mine to free the 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
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  • Rescued miner Mario Sepulveda Espina, right, salutes after being rescued from the the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      Rescued miner Mario Sepulveda Espina, right, salutes after being rescued from the the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Alfonso Avalos, center, father of trapped miner Florencio Avalos, watches his son's rescue operation on a TV screen as relatives sleep next to him at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5. Florencio Avalos was the first miner to be rescued.

      Alfonso Avalos, center, father of trapped miner Florencio Avalos, watches his son's rescue operation on a TV screen as relatives sleep next to him at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5. Florencio Avalos was the first miner to be rescued.
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  • Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, top right, cheers as rescued miner Mario Sepulveda Espina, right, salutes after being rescued from the the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

      Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, top right, cheers as rescued miner Mario Sepulveda Espina, right, salutes after being rescued from the the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.
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  • Alfonso Avalos, father of trapped miner Florencio Avalos, reacts while watching on a TV screen the rescue operation of his son, the first of 33 miners to be lift to the surface, at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.

      Alfonso Avalos, father of trapped miner Florencio Avalos, reacts while watching on a TV screen the rescue operation of his son, the first of 33 miners to be lift to the surface, at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
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  • In this screen grab taken from video, Florencio Avalos, the first miner to be rescued, center, is greeted after his rescue Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.

      In this screen grab taken from video, Florencio Avalos, the first miner to be rescued, center, is greeted after his rescue Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.
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  • Alfonso Avalos, right, father of trapped miner Florencio Avalos embraces a relative while watching on a TV screen the rescue capsule reaching the miners at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.

      Alfonso Avalos, right, father of trapped miner Florencio Avalos embraces a relative while watching on a TV screen the rescue capsule reaching the miners at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Thirty-three miners became trapped when the gold and copper mine collapsed on Aug. 5.
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  • In this screen grab taken from video, rescuer Manuel Gonzalez Pavez, second left, is greeted by the trapped miners, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.

      In this screen grab taken from video, rescuer Manuel Gonzalez Pavez, second left, is greeted by the trapped miners, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.
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  • In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, front right, hugs rescued miner Florencio Avalos after Avalos was rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010.

      In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, front right, hugs rescued miner Florencio Avalos after Avalos was rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010.
    Associated Press

 

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