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Chilean miners survived 69-day ordeal. Now, they face L.A. traffic

November 18, 2010 |  6:22 pm

They survived 69 days trapped in a mine. But on Thursday, some of the Chilean miners rescued last month got a taste of L.A. traffic as they arrived in town for a TV appearance.

The miners will be attending "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," which is being filmed in L.A. and will be broadcast later this month. CNN followed the miners on their L.A. tour, reporting:

The Los Angeles police department gave the miners' two-bus entourage a motorcycle escort from Los Angeles International Airport to a downtown hotel. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa greeted the group at the hotel with the traditional Spanish saying of "mi casa es su casa," or "my house is your house." "The entire world was watching the success of your rescue," Villaraigosa told the group.

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