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South African Platinum Mine Workers Strike

Thousands of workers are striking for a fifth week at a South African platinum mine.
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Striking workers at the Blesbok Stadium near Rustenburg,South Africa, September 13, 2012.
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Striking workers at the Blesbok Stadium near Rustenburg,South Africa, September 13, 2012.

Striking mine workers armed with machetes, sticks, and spears march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.
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Striking mine workers armed with machetes, sticks, and spears march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.

Police keep an eye on striking mine workers as they march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.
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Police keep an eye on striking mine workers as they march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, September, 12, 2012.

Mine workers take part in a march at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, September 10, 2012.
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Mine workers take part in a march at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, September 10, 2012.

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