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A South African policeman intervenes to protect a striking miner from... News Photo 154828614Bullet,Fire,Hand Grenade,Horizontal,Johannesburg,Labor,Labor Union,Miner,Motion,North-West Province,Organization,Organized Group,Plastic Bullet,Police Officer,Protective,Rally,Rustenburg,Saving,South Africa,South African,Spreading,Strike,Tear GasPhotographer STEPHANE DE SAKUTINCollection: AFP 2012 AFPA South African policeman (2nd R) intervenes to protect a striking miner (2nd L) from being beaten by a member of the COSATU Union movement (R) as South African police officers fire rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to disperse miners who were trying to prevent a rally organised by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg on October 27, 2012. Bullet casings littered the ground and a helicopter circled above, with police sirens howling, as the protesters were chased into the area surrounding the stadium. The clashes came a day after the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced that it had reached a deal with the world's number one platinum producer Amplats to rehire 12,000 workers who were fired for a wildcat strike. Striking workers are disagree with the deal, which would signal a further winding down of a wave of wildcat strikes that have rocked platinum and gold mines since August. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)