Inspirational images: Miners rescued in Chile

  • SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE - OCTOBER 13: (NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE) In this handout from the Chilean government, Juan Carlos Aguilar becomes the 29th miner to be rescued on October 13, 2010 at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile. The rescue operation has begun bringing up the 33 miners, 69 days after the August 5, 2010 collapse that trapped them half a mile underground. (Photo by Hugo Infante/Chilean Government via Getty Images) HANDOUT / HANDOUT

  • Chilean miner Franklin Lobos, a fomer soccer player, holds a football as hi is taken on a trolley to the field hospital for a primary checkup after being brought to surface from the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on October 13, 2010. The rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile could be complete "by the end of the day," Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Wednesday about halfway through the dramatic operation. AFP PHOTO/GOVERNMENT OF CHILE / Gabriel ABRIEL ORTEGA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE NO SALES FOR MARKETING (Photo credit should read GABRIEL ORTEGA/AFP/Getty Images) GABRIEL ORTEGA / HANDOUT

  • Chilean miner Raul Bustos (blue helmet) kisses his couple as Chilean President Sebastian Pinera watches (C-back) after being brought to the surface from the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010. Chile. The rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile could be complete "by the end of the day," Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Wednesday about halfway through the dramatic operation. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images) JUAN MABROMATA / STAFF

  • Chilean miner Franklin Lobos (R) embraces his daughter Carolina after being brought to the surface from the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010. Chile. The rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile could be complete "by the end of the day," Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Wednesday about halfway through the dramatic operation. AFP PHOTO/GOVERNMENT OF CHILE / Gabriel ABRIEL ORTEGA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE NO SALES FOR MARKETING (Photo credit should read GABRIEL ORTEGA/AFP/Getty Images) GABRIEL ORTEGA / HANDOUT

  • Chilean miner Richard Villarroel (C) is helped by rescue workers after being brought to the surface from the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010. Chile. The rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile could be complete "by the end of the day," Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Wednesday about halfway through the dramatic operation. AFP PHOTO/GOVERNMENT OF CHILE / Hugo Infante ------- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / NO SALES FOR MARKETING / GETTY OUT ------------ (Photo credit should read HUGO INFANTE/AFP/Getty Images) HUGO INFANTE / HANDOUT

  • Chilean miner Renan Avalos (C) embraces a rescue worker after being brought to the surface from the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010. Chile. The rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile could be complete "by the end of the day," Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Wednesday about halfway through the dramatic operation. AFP PHOTO/GOVERNMENT OF CHILE / Gabriel ORTEGA ------- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / NO SALES FOR MARKETING / GETTY OUT ------------ (Photo credit should read GABRIEL ORTEGA/AFP/Getty Images) GABRIEL ORTEGA / HANDOUT