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Rescue workers and officials on Tuesday test the capsule that will be used to extract the 33 trapped miners one by one from the collapsed San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile. The first of 33 trapped miners was expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after surviving more than two months below the surface. (Associated Press)

Rescue workers and officials on Tuesday test the capsule that will be used to extract the 33 trapped miners one by one from the collapsed San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile. The first of 33 trapped miners was expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after surviving more than two months below the surface. (Associated Press)

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