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Chilean Miners get hope bored down to them

Avondale : AZ : USA | Oct 09, 2010 at 9:49 AM PDT
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Trapped Miners in Chile Still Alive

Chilean Miners have once again caught the attention of the world when a horn blast told the world that the shaft bored down as a rescue effort has reached 33

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