South Africa miners released

Associated Press
Police surround the bodies of striking miners after opening fire on a crowd  at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. South African police opened fire Thursday on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. Motionless bodies lay on the ground in pools of blood.  (AP Photo)

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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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