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FILE- Striking mineworkers protest in Marikana, South Africa, in this file photo dated Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012.  The Anglo American Platinum mining company the world's largest platinum producer, announced Thursday Jan. 15, 2013, it will close four mine shafts and sell one mine, expecting to cut some 14,000 jobs only months after the country suffered massive labor unrest in the mining sector, while the government's minister of mines and the National Union of Mineworkers, NUM, expressed surprise and shock at the announcement. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

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