South Africa miners released

Associated Press
Striking miners sing, chant, march and dance with crudely made weapons and machetes at the Lonmin mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Wednesday Aug. 15, 2012. Ongoing violence that started last Friday has seen 10 people killed, with no end to the strike in sight. (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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