Chile miners feted at presidential palace
25 October 2010 Last updated at 22:11 BST
The 33 miners rescued after 69 days trapped underground in Chile have been feted by President Sebastian Pinera during a palace reception in Santiago.
Each miner was given a medal to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Chile's independence from Spain, which was celebrated while they were trapped.
The 33 also played a football match against their rescuers and government officials.
Gideon Long reports.