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Co-workers of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a... News PhotoAnniversary,Attending,Ceremony,Conflict,Coworker,Dead,Death,Horizontal,Human Interest,Marikana Mine,Marikana Miners' Strike,Memorial Event,Mine,Miner,Mining,Mining Accident,Police Force,Political Rally,Protest,Shooting - Crime,South Africa,Strike - Industrial Action,Violence,WagesPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPCo-workers of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike attend a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of their deaths on August 16, 2013 in Marikana. Today marks a year after police opened fire on thousands of strikers at platinum producer Lonmin's mine, northwest of Johannesburg, which killed 34 and injured 78 people. The August shooting was described as the worst police brutality since the end of apartheid two decades ago. Three days ago, the firm has recognised radical labour group AMCU, which led the wage strike, in an attempt to ease simmering inter-union tensions on the platinum belt. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)