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Miners showered with gifts

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    Miners showered with gifts

    Chile's 33 rescued miners are recovering from their ordeal as the offers and gifts that go with their new celebrity status start to roll in. Skip related content
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    The miners are expected to receive job offers, advertising deals and possibly contracts to sell their stories for book and film projects.
    The miners, who were rescued on Wednesday after spending 69 days trapped underground, are recovering in hospital in Copiapo, where medical staff are amazed at how healthy they were after their ordeal.
    The miners were rescued from the San Jose mine in a flawless operation, which took only 23 hours, and sparked massive celebrations in Chile.