South Africa miners released

Mourners attend a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 after police shot and killed 34 striking miners and wounded 78 last week. Demands for higher wages spread to at least two other mines, raising fears of further protests at more South African mines that provide most of the world's platinum.  (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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270 of the miners detained at the Marikana shootings were released from police custody Monday, September 3, after prosecutors withdrew murder charges brought under an obscure apartheid-era security law for the police killing of their colleagues.

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