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CHILEAN MINERS

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R E S C U E D !!

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Photo Courtesy, Jose Manuel De La Maza/Chilean Presidential Press Office, via Associated Press
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The lives of the 33 Chilean miners

are on the minds of every miner globally,

including diverse peoples around world!

The dangers of mining is yet

a serious concern for those who

brave the interior of Planet Earth -

burrowing deep to gain access to one of

the most useful Natural resources. The

end use for coal is energy: One of

the dangers for miners is the

possibility of becoming

trapped miles and miles

beneath the surface of Earth.

 

Having crossed the portals of the

21st Century with unprecedented and  

unimaginable progress in science, research &

development  and  technology,  Coal  Miners

the  world over are yet facing increasing

dangers of their profession.  Without a 

doubt, serious improvements must

be implemented in terms of

"MINING SAFETY"

with respect to our Environment as 

well as those who labor to extract those

Natural resources that are beneficial to

"all" of Humanity.

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PREPARING FOR THE

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Patricio Sepulveda,  a corporal  of the police special  

operations  unit, center, talks  to  fellow  officers  at 

the  San Jose  mine  near  Copiapo, Chile yesterday. 

After  more  than  two months  trapped deep  in the

gold and copper mine, 33 miners are close to being

freed and  Sepulveda,  who forms  part  of  the  pre-

selected  team of rescuers, will  likely

be one of  paramedics to go down the

escape shaft to lead the miners to the surface.

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THE DESCENT . . .

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2,000 FT. BELOW EARTH'S

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SURFACE

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Secretaria de Comunicaciones from Chile - HUGO INFANTE/GOVERNMENT OF CHILE

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Patricio Sepulveda, another rescue worker heads down to the mine
where trapped miners are waiting to be rescued  from the San Jose
mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
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Mina San Josè, lugar de tragedia minera. 10 August 2010(2010-08-10), 15:24

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A "Thumbs Up!"
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All Photos Courtesy, Gobierno de Chile
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An Ode To Remember
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The 33 Miners . . . 
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Each Life Was Precious -
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Trapped for Many Days.
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The Whole World Hoped Against
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A Seeminly Hopeless Grave . . .
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Buried 2,000 Ft. Deep Beneath -
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That Each Would Yet Be Saved.
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Each Miner Understood
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The Dire Situation:
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So Deep Beneath The Surface
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of Earth -
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Without Food and Water and
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Proper Air Circulation!
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A drill is seen inside the San Jose mine on Sept. 17 shortly after
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Surely Each Miner Knew That
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Their Loved Ones Waited Above
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With Anxious Anticipation . . .
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Relatives plant Chilean flags and light candles, one for each of
the 33 trapped miners on the hill above the San Jose mine.
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Surely, Each Miner Knew
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That "Unity" Was The Key To
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"Survival!"
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Yes! "Unity" Was Each Miner's
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Steafast Participation!
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Up Above With Much Love
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All Hoped And Fervently Prayed
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That None Would Be Lost -
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Rather Each Would Be Saved!
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Mass for the family members in Campamento Esperanza at
San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.
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The Whole World Witnessed the
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"True Spirit of Humanity"
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Pulling Tightly Together . . .
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As One Hopeful Bird of
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"One For All . . . And All For One!"
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The "True Spirit of Humanity"
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Fervently Worked Together
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To Get The Job Done!
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First rescuer, Manuel_González, preparing to enter the capsule
for the 2,000 ft. descent to
the trapped mines at San Jose Mine, Copiapo, Chile.
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Luis Urzúa, the leader of the trapped miners and the last to
be lifted to freedom, celebrates with
President Piñera at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile.
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This image is a faithful low resolution reproduction of the iconic
view of six mine rescuers after helping all 33 miners escape.
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Chile. The image was captured from a video
taken with a Chilean Government video camera
that was subsequently  released worldwide.  This is aniconic
government image documenting a historically significant event.
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Job Well Done!
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The show of "Helping Hands" . . .
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effort set a historic example of how
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should value the life of every
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for a successful outcome.
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The many helping hands, well
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wishers, and sincere prayers
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that continued around
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the clock during the
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Chilean Miners Rescue
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Operation of 2010
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was an exemplary
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show of teamwork in action: a
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sure show of emergency rescue
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workers coming together through-
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out  Chile  and  from  around  the
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world with an untiring display of
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unmatched skills, expertise
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the "unity" of the "community!
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Rescued miner Luis Urzua, top center, is welcomed home by

young neighbors in

Copiapo, Chile, Friday Oct. 15, 2010. (AP / Roberto Candia)

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21st Century, we must remember
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that  children  are  the  future.
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and healthy working
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conditions must be a
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Helen Avalos, wife of trapped miner Jimmy Sanchez, holds their
2-month-old baby outside the collapsed mine in Copiapo,
Chile, where 33 miners have been trapped since the
shaft they were working in collapsed on Aug. 5, 2010
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It  is  everyone's  responsibility
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to be well-informed concerning
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the dangers that are harnessed
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within Earth itself.
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The world must be forever mindful
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that Earth is a living planet:
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Alive and active.
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And the extraction of Earth's Natural
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Resources should never take
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precedence over the safety
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of our environment and humanity;
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whether humanity consists of
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one person, two persons,
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33 persons, or humanity as a whole.
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Los 33 Miners
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Posing with President Piñera
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and the First Lady of Chile
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24 October 2010.
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Los 33 Miners attending a ceremony
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hosted by President Piñera at the
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Presidential Palace
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on 24 October 2010 after their
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rescue from the San Jose Mine.
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Learn more about the 33 Chilean Miners
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Well Wishes And Hope
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For The Safe Rescue
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Of The 33 Miners
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Resonated Around
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The World.
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Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and First Lady
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Cecilia Morel present a souvenir gift rock from
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the San Jose Mine to Queen Elizabeth II
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"They're Going to Disney World!"
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Chilean Miners Arrive at
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Orlando International Airport
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The first group of arriving miners pose with the Chilean flag before boarding
the automated people mover system to the
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Disney World Welcomes
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Once again The Walt Disney Company
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'A Small World After All'!
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And  what  a  wonderful  way  to  show
 
families  and  friends  of  Chile  that
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the  whole world was  with  them
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throughout this heart-wrenching
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ordeal - lasting 70 days as
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the world hoped for
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a life-saving outcome.
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reminding the world
 
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