by Jonathan Franklin
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A mine near Copiapo, Chile, collapsed on Aug. 5, 2010. Thirty-three men were trapped more than 2,000 feet underground for 69 days. Journalist Jonathan Franklin reported on their rescue.
Samuel Avalos waves after being rescued at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, in October 2010. A year after the tragedy, some of the miners are still unemployed and dealing with the mental impact of the collapse.
August 8, 2011 A year after a copper mine in Chile trapped 33 men underground for 69 days, almost all of the miners battle with post-traumatic stress. An upcoming movie about the miners' experience may offer a new chance to unify them and bring back the attention they received following the collapse.
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