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Thirty-three Chilean miners have been trapped 2,200 feet underground for more than a month.
Feared dead, Chile was relieved to learn everyone was ok.
Despite the conditions, their spirits remain high.
This week the miners received their first hot meal and other nourishment.
But rescue workers have banned the traditional staple of beans from the miners・ diets.
Cigarettes and wine are also not allowed.
The miners must keep fit to squeeze through a narrow shaft that is being drilled for their rescue.
The miners could be trapped until Christmas.
How will they pass the time?
The miners are communicating with the outside world via video messages.
This human interest story has attracted huge media interest.
Could a reality TV show follow?