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2/27/11: Blessed
They've been to hollywood, the Great Wall and the Eiffel Tower since their rescue last October. But given the rebirth that Chile's 33 hero miners say they experienced after emerging from their 70-day entrapment underground, it was fitting that Israel invited them to the Holy Land. Some of the men who made the trip dipped themselves in the Dead Sea's mineral-rich mud. —Tim Padgett

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