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13 October 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:11am

In pictures: Chile mine rescue

The scenes from Chile as the first of the 33 trapped miners are finally rescued.

By George Eaton

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Alfonso Avalos(R) , father of Chilean miner Florencio Avalos, and Wilson Avalos, brother of Florencio, embrace each other after Florencio was brought to the surface on October 13, 2010 following a 10-week ordeal in the collapsed San Jose mine, near Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago, Chile.

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Alfonso Avalos(C) father of Chilean miner Florencio Avalos celebrates after Florencio was brought to the surface on October 13, 2010 following a 10-week ordeal in the collapsed San Jose mine, near Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago, Chile.

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A peddler sells Chilean and Copiapo flags reading ‘Welcome Heroes of Chile’ and ’33’ in downtown Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago.

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A boy plays at the school of the Esperanza camp in the San Jose mine near Copiapo.

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Relatives of trapped miners watch TV following the rescue operation at the San Jose mine, 800 km north of Santiago.

All photographs: Getty Images.