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Iron discipline that saw the 33 through

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Party atmosphere builds above ground as miners prepare for final ordeal

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Breakthrough! Now for 33 very careful rescues

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What now for the miners? At the surface, a taxing new life will begin

The men trapped underground for two months face many weeks of adjustment once they are rescued

Rescuers breakthrough to trapped Chilean miners

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Imprisoned for 65 days - now freedom is within touching distance

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Experts debate lining as rescue shaft nears miners

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