Photos from the Thai cave rescue

The first pictures of the boys from a youth soccer team, who are being treated after being rescued from a cave, at a hospital in Chiang Rai province, Thailand.
The first pictures of the boys from a youth soccer team, who are being treated after being rescued from a cave, at a hospital in Chiang Rai province, Thailand.
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This undated from video released via the Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, shows rescuers hold an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. (Thai NavySEAL Facebook Page via AP)
Rescuers held an evacuated boy inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand.
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This handout video grab taken from footage released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 11, 2018 shows a member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team being moved on a stretcher during a rescue operation inside the Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai district. The 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous passageways, a former Thai Navy SEAL told AFP on July 11, giving the first clear details of an astonishing rescue mission that has captivated the world. / AFP PHOTO / ROYAL THAI NAVY / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Royal Thai Navy " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team being moved on a stretcher during a rescue operation inside the Tham Luang cave.
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An ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave heads to the hospital in Chiang Rai as divers evacuated the remaining boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Thai Navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than 2 weeks. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
An ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave headed to the hospital.
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This handout video grab taken from footage released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 11, 2018 shows a member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team being moved on a stretcher during a rescue operation inside the Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai district. The 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous passageways, a former Thai Navy SEAL told AFP on July 11, giving the first clear details of an astonishing rescue mission that has captivated the world. / AFP PHOTO / ROYAL THAI NAVY / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Royal Thai Navy " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team being moved on a stretcher during a rescue operation.
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This handout video grab taken from footage released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 11, 2018 shows a rescue diver during the rescue operation for members of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team inside the Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai district. The 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous passageways, a former Thai Navy SEAL told AFP on July 11, giving the first clear details of an astonishing rescue mission that has captivated the world. / AFP PHOTO / ROYAL THAI NAVY AND AFP PHOTO / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Royal Thai Navy " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
A diver during the rescue operation.
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This handout video grab taken from footage released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 11, 2018 shows rescue personnel carrying a member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team on a stretcher during the rescue operation inside the Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai district. The 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous passageways, a former Thai Navy SEAL told AFP on July 11, giving the first clear details of an astonishing rescue mission that has captivated the world. / AFP PHOTO / ROYAL THAI NAVY / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Royal Thai Navy " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
Rescue personnel carried a member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team on a stretcher.
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Students pray at Maesaiprasitsart school where six out of the rescued 12 boys study as they cheer the successful rescue in the Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
Students prayed at Maesaiprasitsart school.
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This handout video grab taken from footage released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 11, 2018 shows a member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team being moved on a stretcher during a rescue operation inside the Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in Mae Sai district. The 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous passageways, a former Thai Navy SEAL told AFP on July 11, giving the first clear details of an astonishing rescue mission that has captivated the world. / AFP PHOTO / ROYAL THAI NAVY / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Royal Thai Navy " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the "Wild Boars" Thai youth football team being moved on a stretcher.
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Thai workers clean a giant water pump as they prepare to leave a cave rescue area in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai workers cleaned a giant water pump as they prepare to leave a cave rescue area.
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CHIANG RAI, THAILAND - JUNE 27: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVING) An undated handout photo released by the Royal Thai Navy on June 27 shows a group of Thai Navy divers in the Tham Luang cave during rescue operations in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Thai Navy SEALs confirmed on Tuesday that the 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach have now all been extracted safely 17 days after they got trapped underground alive in a cave in northern the Thailand. The boys of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach are to spend at least a week in a hospital in Chiang Rai Province and remain under observation due to a risk of rare infections. (Photo by Thai Navy SEAL via Getty Images)
A group of Thai Navy divers in the Tham Luang cave during rescue operations.
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Royal Thai Navy on July 7, 2018, Thai rescue teams arrange a water pumping system at the entrance to a flooded cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. For the boys and their coach, we have only a hint of what it might have been like. But for the rest of us, watching from afar as the world’s journalists beamed us live shots and the unknowable became known drip by captivating drip, we knew only one thing: It was hard to look away. (Royal Thai Navy via AP, File)
Thai rescue teams arranged a water pumping system at the entrance to a flooded cave complex.
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Thai media listen Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is leading the ongoing rescue operation of the soccer team and coach trapped in a flooded cave, during a press conference in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Tuesday, July 10, 2018.Thai Navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than 2 weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai media listened to Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who was leading the rescue operation of the soccer team and coach trapped in a flooded cave.
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Local police place umbrellas around an evacuation helicopter as the remaining trapped boys and their coach are extracted from a cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Local police placed umbrellas around an evacuation helicopter as the remaining trapped boys and their coach were extracted from a cave.
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CORRECTION - Thanaporn Promthep, mother of one of the 12 missing boys, displays an image believed to have been taken in 2017 of her son Duangpetch Promthep, nicknamed "Dom" (pictured 2nd R-with light) and his football coach Ekkapol Chantawong (R), after hearing the news the group was found, near the Tham Luang cave at the Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district on July 2, 2018. Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded Thai cave for nine days were "found safe" on late July 2, in a miracle rescue after days of painstaking searching by divers. The two boys at L are not trapped in the cave. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [clarifying information, as well as adding names]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images
Thanaporn Promthep, mother of one of the 12 missing boys, displayed an image believed to have been taken in 2017 of her son Duangpetch Promthep, nicknamed "Dom" (pictured 2nd from right-with light) and his football coach Ekkapol Chantawong (right), after hearing the news the group was found.
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A photo from the Thai Royal Navy of a letter that one of the 12 boys trapped in a cave with their soccer coach in Thailand handed to a diver that says, “Don’t worry, we’re all strong.” Crews at the flooded Tham Luang Cave decided on Saturday to hold off on a rescue attempt. (Thai Royal Navy via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT THAILAND CAVE BY RICHARD C. PADDOCK and MUKTITA SUHARTONO FOR JULY 8, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.
A letter that one of the 12 boys trapped in a cave with their soccer coach in Thailand handed to a diver that says, “Don’t worry, we’re all strong.”
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FILE - This Monday, July 2, 2018, file photo provided by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center shows a group of Thai youth soccer players and their coach as they were found in a partially flooded cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. For the boys and their coach, we have only a hint of what it might have been like. But for the rest of us, watching from afar as the world’s journalists beamed us live shots and the unknowable became known drip by captivating drip, we knew only one thing: It was hard to look away. (Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center via AP, File)
A group of Thai youth soccer players and their coach as they were found in a partially flooded cave.
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A Royal Thai Navy soldier carries a portrait of Saman Gunan, a former navy SEAL who died in an accident in Tham Luang cave in a rescue mission for the trapped 12 boys and their coach during arrival honors for Gunan's remains at a military base in Chon Buri province on July 6, 2018. A former Thai navy diver helping to rescue a football team trapped inside a flooded cave died July 6 as officials warned the window of opportunity to free the youngsters is "limited". / AFP PHOTO / THAI NEWS PIX / Panumas SANGUANWONGPANUMAS SANGUANWONG/AFP/Getty Images
A Royal Thai Navy soldier carried a portrait of Saman Gunan, a former navy SEAL who died in an accident in Tham Luang cave in a rescue mission for the trapped 12 boys and their coach.
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TOPSHOT - This undated handout photo taken recently and released by the Royal Thai Navy on July 7, 2018 shows a group of Thai Navy divers in Tham Luang cave during rescue operations for the 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in the cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. / AFP PHOTO / ROYAL THAI NAVY / Handout / XGTY - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ROYAL THAI NAVY" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images
A group of Thai Navy divers in Tham Luang cave during rescue operations.
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A Thai well wisher puts a poster to pray for boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, as a dangerous and complicated operation unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A Thai well-wisher put up a poster to pray for boys and their soccer coach.
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Mandatory Credit: Photo by RUNGROJ YONGRIT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9745179x) Thai medics and police officers evacuate the first two children with a helicopter after rescued from Tham Luang cave before heading to hospital, at a helicopter pad in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, 08 July 2018. Members of a children soccer team and their assistant coach who have been trapped in Tham Luang cave since 23 June 2018 have been rescued on 08 July 2018. Missing members of Thai youth soccer team have been rescued, Chiang Rai, Thailand - 08 Jul 2018
Thai medics and police officers evacuated the first two children with a helicopter after rescued.
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Thai soldiers carry oxygen tanks as rescue operations continue for the 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in Tham Luang cave at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 7, 2018. More than 100 chimneys are being drilled into the mountainside in a frantic bid to reach a Thai youth football team trapped in a cave complex below, the head of the rescue mission said on July 7. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THUYE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images
Thai soldiers carried oxygen tanks as rescue operations continue for the 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in Tham Luang cave.
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Mandatory Credit: Photo by RUNGROJ YONGRIT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9743749r) The mother of a Thai boy who is trapped inside a cave reacts as authorities announce the death of a former Thai Navy Seal rescue diver during the ongoing rescue operations for the child soccer team and their assistant coach, at Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park, Chiang Rai province, Thailand, 06 July 2018. A former Navy Seal rescue diver died during the rescue operation to bring out 12 boys of a youth soccer team and their assistant coach who have been trapped in Tham Luang cave since 23 June 2018. Operations are underway to safely bring out the members of the youth soccer team out of the cave. Rescue efforts continue for missing members of Thai youth soccer team found alive in cave, Chiang Rai, Thailand - 06 Jul 2018
The mother of a Thai boy who is trapped inside a cave reacted as authorities announced the death of a former Thai Navy Seal rescue diver during the rescue operations.
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Mandatory Credit: Photo by PONGMANAT TASIRI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9745051c) Thai police officers (L) stand guard at the blocking area during the 'D-Day' for the ongoing rescue operation for the child soccer team and their assistant coach to exit the cave at Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park, Chiang Rai province, Thailand, 08 July 2018. The officials operations are underway to safely bring out the 13 members of the team who have been trapped in Tham Luang cave since 23 June 2018, according to former Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn. Rescue efforts continue for missing members of Thai youth soccer team found alive in cave, Chiang Rai, Thailand - 08 Jul 2018
Thai police officers (left) stood guard at the blocking area during the rescue operation for the soccer team and their assistant coach.
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Mandatory Credit: Photo by RUNGROJ YONGRIT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9744618a) Thai forest rangers examine a map as they view a possible drilling option during the ongoing rescue operations for the child soccer team and their assistant coach, at a mountain forest near Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park, Chiang Rai province, Thailand, 07 July 2018. Operations are underway to safely bring out the 13 members of youth soccer team including their assistant coach who have been trapped in Tham Luang cave since 23 June 2018. Rescue efforts continue for missing members of Thai youth soccer team found alive in cave, Chiang Rai, Thailand - 07 Jul 2018
Thai forest rangers examined a map as they viewed a possible drilling option during the rescue operations.
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In this handout file photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, Monday, July 2, 2018, Thai rescue teams walk inside cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. (Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center via AP, File)
Thai rescue teams walked inside cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand.
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Thai soldiers drag water pipes to bypass water from mountain not get back to inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Saturday, July 7, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai soldiers dragged water pipes to bypass water from mountain not get back to inside a cave.
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, students at a school in Ahmadabad, India, hold candles and pray for a group of Thai youth soccer players and their coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. For the boys and their coach, we have only a hint of what it might have been like. But for the rest of us, watching from afar as the world’s journalists beamed us live shots and the unknowable became known drip by captivating drip, we knew only one thing: It was hard to look away. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
Students at a school in Ahmadabad, India, held candles and prayed for a group of Thai youth soccer players and their coach.
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