Chilean Mine Rescue

Locals cheer in Copiapo square before the start of the rescue operation of the 33 trapped miners, in Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago on October 12, 2010. Chilean officials delayed by two hours, until about 0100 GMT, the start of the risky operation to hoist the workers from the bottom of a collapsed mine.

( BRUNO SEPULVEDA/AFP/Getty Images )

Locals cheer in Copiapo square before the start of the rescue operation of the 33 trapped miners, in Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago on October 12, 2010. Chilean officials delayed by two hours, until about 0100 GMT, the start of the risky operation to hoist the workers from the bottom of a collapsed mine.

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