Just like giving birth. / Tired, messy, but happy and- / You come out a hole!

After 69 days and a cost as high as $20 million, 33 miners have finally been extracted from the bowels of the earth. To roaring applause, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera placed a metal cap on top of the rescue hole early Thursday morning — and marked the end of a rescue operation that captivated the globe.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/10/14/chile.miners.rescue/index.html?hpt=T1