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The granddaughter of trapped miner Mario Gomez, Marion Gallardo, writes a letter to her grandfather on August 25, 2010. In the San Esteban gold and copper mine in Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago, 33 miners have been living in unimaginable conditions deep below ground for 20 days. Chile's trapped miners say they are enduring 'hell' underground, putting urgency into a rescue operation that is about to start but could drag on for months before providing salvation. By Ariel Marinkovic/AFP/Getty Images.

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