AP - Florencio Avalos first of the 33 miners to reach the surface

Just a few minutes ago 31-year old Florencio Avalos wearing special dark sunglasses to protect his eyes, became the first of the 33 Chilean miners trapped for 10 weeks and more than one kilometer underground to reach the surface.

Live Ustream from CBS News

Using a special metal capsule, the miners are being lifted out of the mine one-by-one in an effort that is expected to take up to 48 hours. Looks like this story is going to have a happy ending!

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