A mining community stand in front of a shack in Sondela township in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg January 30, 2014. Around 100,000 of miners from the Association of Mineworkers and ... more 
A mining community stand in front of a shack in Sondela township in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg January 30, 2014. Around 100,000 of miners from the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have been on strike for a week. The bulk of rival Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin's operations in South Africa have also been hit by the AMCU stoppage, which has affected over 40 percent of global output and dealt a fresh blow to investor confidence in Africa's largest economy. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS COMMODITIES INDUSTRIAL POLITICS EMPLOYMENT CONSTRUCTION) less 
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Reuters | Photo By SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 11:37 AM EST