A striking mine worker armed with a knife joins others armed with machetes, sticks, and spears in a march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012 to ... more 
A striking mine worker armed with a knife joins others armed with machetes, sticks, and spears in a march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012 to hand over a memorandum to mine management and to ensure that workers had not reported for duty. Miners are refusing to return to work until their demands over low pay and working conditions are met. Strikes are spreading to nearby gold mines. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Denis Farrell
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 7:58 AM EDT