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Images from Chile: The Miner

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This photograph, taken by Guillermo Olivares of his father Daniel, was posted with the following caption in Spanish:

This is my dad, today on October 20th, he turns 56-years-old. He has been a miner his entire life and here he is in one of the tunnels of the largest copper mine in the world.

Guillermo responded months after I had originally asked his permission to post the photograph with a link to his father's own weblog called, appropriately enough, “The Miner (ES).” Although it hasn't been updated for some time, the weblog is filled with pictures of Daniel Olivares’ family, country, and profession. It's a great way to get an inside look into Chile from the perspective of a fun-loving grandpa.

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