Africa

Deadly violence at platinum mine

Updated 6:21 AM ET, Mon September 10, 2012
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Protesters gather at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa on August 17, 2012 where the day before 34 people were killed when police opened fire on striking mineworkers. AFP/Getty Images
Striking South African miners armed with homemade spears and pangas chant slogans near the Marikana platinum mine on August 16, 2012. Rising tensions at the mine exploded into grisly violence after police opened fire on striking miners. epa/str/landov
Striking workers are monitered by police during a sit-in on a hill as they demad a wage increase. AFP/Getty Images
A police vehicle takes position as miners sit on the hill. AFP/Getty Images
Armed workers chant slogans outside the mine. Reuters/Landov
Workers sit together on strike. Reuters/Landov
A policeman fires at the participants of the protest. Reuters/Landov
Policemen fire at the striking miners. Reuters/Landov
A policeman gestures in front of some of the miners after they were shot. 34 workers were killed in the violence. Reuters/Landov
Policemen keep watch over striking miners after they were shot. Reuters/Landov
A policeman gestures in front of some of the dead miners. Reuters/Landov