South Africa miners released

Associated Press
A woman from a group of churchgoers  wails at the site, Sunday Aug. 19, 2012 at the Lonmin platinum mine, background, near Rustenburg, South Africa, during a memorial service for 34 dead striking miners who were shot and killed bt police last Thursday.   Miners must return to work Monday or face being fired from the  mine where rivalry between unions has exploded into violence.  (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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