Flags to show support for miners trapped inside the San José mine by a tunnel collapse on 5th August 2010 , San Vicente church , Caldera , Region III , Chile
33 miners were trapped when a tunnel collapsed in the San José mine (which is near Copiapo) on 5 August 2010. They were finally rescued on 13 / 14th October 2010 after 70 days underground, the longest time anyone has survived being trapped underground. The rescue operation captured the public imagination worldwide, the finale when the miners were finally brought to the surface was televised live in many countries. Flags, messages of support, special masses praying for their rescue etc were common throughout Chile while the miners were underground.
Photograph ID: Caldera2010D25
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography 2010
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Photograph size: 20.3 Mpixels (58.1 MB uncompressed) - 3680x5520 pixels (12.2x18.4 in / 31.2x46.7 cm at 300 ppi)
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