What started as a possible human tragedy is ending this morning as the story of triumph and perseverance. Eight of the 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped beneath the ground for the last two months have been hoisted to safety. All of the remaining miners are expected to be freed by tomorrow.
Claudio Yanez, 34, is the most recent miner to be freed. His girlfriend, Cristina Nunez, was there waiting for him and asked him to marry her.
The BBC's Valeria Perasso has been at the mine all night. We talk with her about the start of the rescue operation.