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Mourners gather on the "Hill of Horror" at the site of mine shootings

Mourners at a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Aug. 23, crowd onto the
Mourners at a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Aug. 23, crowd onto theThemba Hadebe / AP

Mourners at the memorial service at the Maikana platinum mine.
Mourners at the memorial service at the Maikana platinum mine.- / AFP - Getty Images

See today's earlier PhotoBlog on the memorial service for the miners:

Miners during a memorial service for miners killed during clashes last week.
Miners during a memorial service for miners killed during clashes last week.Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

Reuters reports: South Africans held a memorial service on Thursday at a mine where police shot dead 34 strikers, bloodshed that revived memories of apartheid-era violence and laid bare workers' anger over enduring inequalities since the end of white rule.

Some 500 people crammed into a marquee pitched at the platinum mine, near what has been dubbed the "Hill of Horror" where police opened fire on striking miners in the deadliest security incident since apartheid ended in 1994.

Crowds spilled out into the scorched, dusty fields outside, listening to hymns and prayers. Full story

Photographer's blog: Witness to the deadly shooting

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