Chilean Miners Avoiding Spotlight for Now

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Chilean doctors say the 33 freed miners are making good progress and most will probably go home Friday.

One of the men has pneumonia, however the doctors report none of the men has severe physical problems.

The miners new lives above ground include a host of media requests for interviews. Some of the men are definitely trying to avoid the spotlight.

During a parade in front of the hospital where they were being treated Thursday night, three of the miners slipped away and headed home.

New details have also immerged about the 17 days they endured alone in the dark before being found. Jonathan Franklin, a journalist who talked to the men, says the days were filled with disagreements and despair.

"They were fighting, because some people wanted to climb out. Some people wanted to stay where they are. But now, the group is known for its unity, enjoying the attention after 69 days in survival mode," Franklin said.

"These guys have been through so much, I really think that whatever they earn out of this, isn't enough for having lived ten weeks in a hole," he added.

The Chilean government is promising the miners six months of psychological treatment and has given each a bank account that only they can access.

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