South Africa miners released

Associated Press
Mine workers sing at the Lonmin mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Miners and their families welcomed expelled politician Julius Malema on Saturday as he told the thousands who gathered at the site where 34 miners were killed this week that South African police had no right to fire the live bullets that killed them. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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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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