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Drill finally reaches trapped Chilean miners

2010-10-09 23:40:54 GMT2010-10-10 07:40:54 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Relatives celebrate after one of the drills finally reached the shelter of the 33 trapped miners in San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 9, 2010. A 624-meter deep rescue tunnel was completed Saturday inside the San Jose Mine, in the middle of the northern Chilean desert, where 33 miners have been trapped by a collapse since Aug. 5. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala)

Relatives hug each other after one of the drills finally reached the shelter of the 33 trapped miners in San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 9, 2010. A 624-meter deep rescue tunnel was completed Saturday inside the San Jose Mine, in the middle of the northern Chilean desert, where 33 miners have been trapped by a collapse since Aug. 5. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala)

Relatives celebrate after one of the drills finally reached the shelter of the 33 trapped miners in San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 9, 2010. A 624-meter deep rescue tunnel was completed Saturday inside the San Jose Mine, in the middle of the northern Chilean desert, where 33 miners have been trapped by a collapse since Aug. 5. (Xinhua/Jorge Villegas)

A relative reacts after one of the drills finally reached the shelter of the 33 trapped miners in San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 9, 2010. A 624-meter deep rescue tunnel was completed Saturday inside the San Jose Mine, in the middle of the northern Chilean desert, where 33 miners have been trapped by a collapse since Aug. 5. (Xinhua/Jorge Villegas)

Relatives celebrate after one of the drills finally reached the shelter of the 33 trapped miners in San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 9, 2010. A 624-meter deep rescue tunnel was completed Saturday inside the San Jose Mine, in the middle of the northern Chilean desert, where 33 miners have been trapped by a collapse since Aug. 5.

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