Trapped 2,300 ft. below the earth’s surface for almost three months, these 33 men defied the odds and inspired the world. Here we present them in the order in which they emerged from the mine.
To photograph all 33 miners, one crew traveled hundreds of miles over several days. Photographer Peter Hapak and TIME’s deputy photo editor Paul Moakley recall the adventurous photo shoot for TIME’s Person of the Year issue 2010.
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Take a look inside of the mine with photographs by Edison Pena