Chileans celebrate bicentennial along with trapped miners

In this TV grab taken from a video released by Chile's Presidency, a trapped miner gestures as he celebrates his nation's independence bicentennial inside the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile, Saturday Sept. 18, 2010. The thirty-three miners, who have been trapped deep underground in the copper and gold mine since it collapsed on Aug. 5, feasted on traditional Chilean meat pies, two each, baked in tubular form to fit through the narrow bore holes to their refuge. (AP Photo/Chile's Presidency)

September 18, 2010 7:03:54 PM PDT
The survival of 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground and the government's unblinking effort to pull them out alive gave Chileans reason to be proud as they celebrated their nation's bicentennial Saturday.