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One Third Of Chilean Miners Freed

In this screen grab taken from video, Alex Vega, the tenth miner to be rescued, is shown after his rescue Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile. APTN hide caption

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The 11th miner, 55-year-old Jorge Galleguillos, reached the surface just a short while ago. The operation, moving like clockwork is raising about one man an hour from the mine where they were trapped for 69 days.