Washingtonians react to the rescue operation, and a local company explains how it's helping at the site.
Although the last of the trapped Chilean miners have finally emerged to cheers and hugs from family, onlookers at the Chilean embassy here in D.C. have stopped to watch the spectacle, which some are calling a miracle.
The JumboTron from Tuesday night’s watch party is still up at the embassy on Massachusetts Avenue. "This is a symbol for the rest of the world," said one onlooker. "I’m very grateful to see the support from [the United States]."
We know now the happy outcome for all 33 miners, but earlier Wednesday, people were still anxious.
"Many of my team here at the embassy didn’t have any sleep," said Chilean Ambassador Arturo Fermandois. "We were looking one to the other miner... as President Piñera said, we are prepared for spending whatever it takes until the last miner is rescued."
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