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In pictures: Miners' rescue

Todd Russell emerges from the mine

Two Australian miners - Todd Russell and Brant Webb - have been rescued from a mine in Tasmania after being trapped for two weeks deep underground.

Mr Russell (left) and Mr Webb (centre) emerge from the mine

Mr Russell (left) and Mr Webb (centre) appeared in good health, and were able to walk away unaided after their ordeal.

The miners change their safety tags

The pair moved their safety tags to '"safe" as they came out.

Brant Webb (left) and Todd Russell are being taken to hospital

The miners waved from ambulances to well-wishers as they received treatment.

Brant Webb (left) hugs a relatives

Relatives were on hand to greet them as they appeared.

People applaud as the two miners arrive at Launceston Hospital

They were met at a local hospital by the cheering crowds and given a clean bill of health just a few hours later.

Mr Russell (in dark glasses) attends the funeral of Larry Knight

Mr Russell later attended the funeral of Larry Knight, a miner who died in the initial accident on 25 April, caused when an earth tremor dislodged rocks.

The coffin of miner Larry Knight leaves the church

Hundreds of mourners were present at the funeral service at St John's Anglican Church in Launceston.

Bikers from the God's Squad motorcycle group attend Larry King's funeral

Members of the God's Squad motorcycle group, including a man riding Mr Knight's own bike, accompanied the hearse.

Rescue worker at the mine

The rescue of the two miners was a reward for two tough weeks that ended with rescuers burrowing through intensely hard rock.

TV reporters with rock at Beaconsfield

The rescue drew huge media coverage. Here a TV reporter describes the toughness of the rock the rescuers had to break through to reach the men.




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