Manuel Gonzalez, a rescue specialist from Codelco, will be the first rescuer lowered by the Phoenix 2 rescue capsule into the hole.
President Sebastian Piñera and Mining Minister Laurence Golborne shake hands after Roberto Rios, a technical expert arrives at the bottom of the hole where the 33 trapped miners wait for their exit at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 12, 2010.
President Sebastian Piñera and Minister of Mining Laurence Golborne stand with the family of Florencio Avalos while waiting for the trapped miner to exit inside the Phoenix 2 rescue capsule.
Florencio Avalos, 31, becomes the first miner to exit the Phoenix rescue capsule after an accident trapped 33 miners for 68 days in the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile the night of October 12, 2010.
Mario Sepulveda, 39, is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule.
Juan Illanes, 51, hugs President Sebastian Piñera, becoming the third miner to be freed from the San Jose mine.
The sixth miner to emerge from the San Jose mine was Osman Araya, 29.
Mario Gomez, 59, is the oldest and the ninth of thirty-three miners being liberated from the collapsed San Jose mine.
Mario Gomez, 59, is seen here approached by his wife.
Esteban Rojas wifes pray for a succesfull rescue end from the San Jose mine.
Franklin Lobos, 53, becomes the twenty-seventh rescued miner from the San Jose mine.
Chilean president Sebastian Piñera hugs Luis Urzua, the last miner out of the rescue hole at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
Chilean president Sebastian Piñera sings the national anthem with chief supervisor Luis Urzua, the last miner out of the rescue hole.
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