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  • Top 6 most triumphant stories of 2010

    Top 6 most triumphant stories of 2010

    Most 2010 lists of major news will include the Gulf oil spill, the Haiti earthquake, the Republican midterm election sweep, and WikiLeaks. But we saw many events that also inspired or amazed or brought a smile. Here's our top 6 list.

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  • Top 6 most triumphant stories of 2010

    Top 6 most triumphant stories of 2010

    Most 2010 lists of major news will include the Gulf oil spill, the Haiti earthquake, the Republican midterm election sweep, and WikiLeaks. But we saw many events that also inspired or amazed or brought a smile. Here's our top 6 list.

  • Chile mine rescue a success after last of the miners is raised to safety

    Chile mine rescue a success after last of the miners is raised to safety

    The last of the 33 miners trapped underground for months has been brought to the surface in a joyous ending to the Chile mine rescue efforts.

  • 5 reasons Chile mine rescue is so successful

    5 reasons Chile mine rescue is so successful

    Shortly after midnight on Oct. 13 in northern Chile (11:12 pm in New York City), Florencio Ávalos became the first of 33 miners to emerge from the Atacama Desert. An Aug. 5 cave-in blocked their exit from the gold and copper mine, and the trapped men were initially suspected dead when they were unable to contact the world for 17 days. Entombed a half-mile underground for a total of 69 days, the rescue mission united Chile, inspired the world, and succeeded in part because of the following five reasons.

  • Chile mine rescue shows how far mine safety has come

    Chile mine rescue shows how far mine safety has come

    The Chile mine rescue effort is believed to be the deepest ever and the survivors have been underground longer than anyone who has made it out alive.

  • Chilean miners rescue: escape capsule begins rescue of trapped men

    Chilean miners rescue: escape capsule begins rescue of trapped men

    The 33 trapped Chilean miners are counting down the minutes to their rescue as the NASA-built escape capsule arrives at the rescue platform 622 meters underground.

  • In Pictures Chile mine rescue

    Chile's President Sebastian Pinera embraces rescued miner Luis Urzua (r.) during a ceremony in Santiago Oct. 25, 2010, to honor the 33 miners who were trapped for over two months at the San Jose mine.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/17

    Clouds form a tropical storm over Havana during dawn over Havana, Cuba, on Friday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/26

    Performers in costumes dance during the closing ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay Floating Platform on Thursday.

  • In Pictures Chile mine collapse

    An image of Florencio Avalos, one of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose collapsed mine, is seen on a TV set near the mine in Copiapo, Chile, on Aug. 26.