The last miner to be rescued, Luis Urzua, who is credited with organising the miners to ration food and save themselves, gestures next to Chilean President Sebastian Pinera (R) at the end of the rescue operation at San Jose mine in Copiapo on Wednesday. All of Chile's 33 trapped miners were rescued from the bowels of the earth in a special capsule on Wednesday as an extraordinary two-month survival story many call a miracle triggered wild celebrations.
Relatives celebrate as the miners were hoisted up to the surface at the San Jose mine in Copiapo.
Miner Pablo Rojas is cheered by residents as he is pushed by an attendant inside the Copiapo hospital, after being rescued from the San Jose mine.
A resident cries while watching the live transmission of the rescue operation of the trapped miners, in a public square of Copiapo.
A video image taken on Wednesday, shows the Phoenix rescue capsule being prepped before it leaves the underground mine, removing Luis Urzua, the last of the 33 trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile.
Residents cheer while watching the rescue of the last miners trapped in the San Jose mine, on a large screen in a public square of Copiapo.