Chilean Miners Rescue Photos

From the wife who refused to watch the rescue to the miner dubbed the “Chilean Forrest Gump,” six subplots from the dramatic rescue.

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Osman Araya

Osman Araya embraces his wife, Angelica, after leaving the "Fenix" rescue capsule during the rescue operation at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, on 13 October 2010.

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Mario Sepulveda

Mario Sepulveda celebrates with rescue workers after becoming the second miner to reach the surface at the San Jose mine in Copiapo October 13, 2010.

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Jose Ojeda

Miner Jose Ojeda is helped to exit a capsule during his rescue from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine Oct. 13, 2010.

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Florencio Avalos

Miner Florencio Avalos celebrates after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine Oct. 13, 2010.

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Families Rejoice

Relatives of miner Dario Segovia react while watching his rescue operation on TV at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

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Mario Gomez

Miner Mario Gomez gestures after exiting the rescue capsule that brought him to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

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Omar Reygadas

Chilean miner Omar Reygadas smiles while being taken to the field hospital for a checkup after being brought to the surface from the depths of the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on October 13, 2010.

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Esteban Rojas

Miner Esteban Rojas, center left, kneels next to his wife with an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

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Roxana Gomez, center, daughter of miner Mario Gomez, reacts while watching on TV the rescue operations for her father as Maria Segovia, right, sister of trapped miner Dario Segovia, reacts at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

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Daniel Herrera Campos

Miner Daniel Herrera Campos embraces his mother after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

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Jorge Galeguillos

Miner Jorge Galeguillos gives a thumbs up after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

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Edison Pena

Edison Pena, gestures as he is carried on a stretcher after being rescued at the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.

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Alfonso Avalos (C), father of trapped miners Florencio and Renan Avalos, arrives at Copiapo hospital to visit Florencio, who was the first to be rescued from the San Jose mine, October 13, 2010.

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Alex Vega

Miner Alex Vega waves 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, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

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Claudio Yanez

Rescued miner Claudio Yanez, 34, gestures as he arrives to the hospital of Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010.