Striking mine workers armed with machetes, sticks, and spears march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012 Lonmin PLC platinum mine has been on strike for a month with workers demanding that others join them. They are demanding a take-home monthly pay of 12,500 rand ($1,560), about double their salary. Forty-five people have died at Lonmin, including 34 shot by police. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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Striking mine workers armed with machetes, sticks, and spears march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012  Lonmin PLC platinum mine has been on strike for a month with workers demanding that others join them. They are demanding a take-home monthly pay of 12,500 rand ($1,560), about double their salary. Forty-five people have died at Lonmin, including 34 shot by police. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
Striking mine workers armed with machetes, sticks, and spears march to a smelter plant at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012 Lonmin PLC platinum mine has been on strike for a month with workers demanding that others join them. They are demanding a take-home monthly pay of 12,500 rand ($1,560), about double their salary. Forty-five people have died at Lonmin, including 34 shot by police. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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