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Chile miners: Rescuers free men with determined efficiency

October 13, 2010 | 10:02 am

Freed miner in Chile
Working with machine-like efficiency, Chilean rescuers continued freeing trapped miners Wednesday morning in an operation that was broadcast live to a world that had seldom felt smaller.

Rescuers continued to pull, man by man, the 33 miners who had been trapped half a mile below the earth's surface for more than two months. Sounds of rejoicing filled the camp in the Chilean desert where hundreds of international media held vigil as the overnight operation continued into the day, under brilliant sunshine.

Read more about the Chile rescue operation.

-- Chris Kraul

Photo: The 14th miner to be rescued, Victor Zamora (back to camera), is greeted by Chile's President Sebastian Piñera after being hoised to the surface in a narrow capsule. Credit: Hugo Infante/Government of Chile/Reuters