WASHINGTON (AFP)--The U.S. late Tuesday hailed the rescue effort underway in Chile, as the first of 33 miners who have been trapped underground for nearly 10 weeks emerged safely at the surface.
"Congratulations to Chile for the successful rescue of the first miner. What a remarkable display of hope and skill," said U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley in a post to the micro-blogging site Twitter.
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