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Photos of horror from the South African mine strike

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Police open fire on striking miners at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.

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A policeman fires at protesting miners outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012.

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Policemen give instructions to an injured miner, bottom, after the striking miners were shot outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012.

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A miner runs as they were shot at by the police outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012.

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Striking mineworkers level a volley of stones at police trucks as police gunfire. Striking mineworkers throw stones as police open fire on striking miners at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa.

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