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Chilean miners emerge from the rubble

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 13, 2010, 12:22 p.m.
Relatives and friends of trapped miners and rescue personel mingle and wait for positive news of rescue efforts in Camp Hope

Photo: Jorge Saenz/AP

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Camp Hope

Relatives and friends of the miners mingle with rescue personnel, waiting for positive news at Camp Hope on Oct. 11.

For the past few months, the camp has served as a base of support for the family and friends of the miners trapped in the collapsed mine.

One miner's wife told the Associated Press: "Patience, longing to see my husband, that is what is keeping me here," said Cristy Coronado, waiting for news of her husband, miner Juan Aguilar. "I have camped here each night since he disappeared and I will stay until he returns. That is my effort and I expect the same from those responsible for this disaster."