So far, just over a dozen miners have been brought safely to the surface after being trapped nearly 700 metres (2,296 ft) underground in a copper and gold mine.
A man named Florencio Avalos Silva was the first of the 33 miners to reach the surface where he hugged his family, rescuers and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.
With an estimated 2,000 journalists
present at the rescue site, in Chile, the scene is being broadcast to more than one billion people worldwide, the Montreal Gazette reports
In an effort to share the moments of freedom, the Chilean government has created an official Flickr stream
where it is constantly uploading new images.
Below are photos taken on the scene at the rescue: