Rescue hope nears for trapped Chilean miners
Relatives of trapped miners applaud a back-up drill. After a record two months trapped underground in a collapsed mine, the miners appear to be just days from a miraculous rescue. Police officers escort one of the back-up drills of the T-130 in the San Jose mine at La Esperanza camp, near Copiapo, Chile. Workers celebrate in the arid Atacama desert, 800km north of Santiago, on October 9, 2010. The drilling crew are part of an effort dubbed 'Plan B' to reach the 33 miners. Relatives of the trapped miners celebrate after one of the drills working to rescue them finally reached their shelter in the San Jose mine. A man in a clown suit holding a Chilean flag celebrates with a TV reporter. The crane that will rise the escape capsule of the miners. The T130 drill at work in the San Jose mine. Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne (C) drinks 'mate' -typical South American infusion- and eats with relatives of the miners. Firefighters stand by the entrance of the San Jose mine. The T130 drill at work in the San Jose mine.