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Viewfinder: Mining Widows March to Commemorate Their Deceased Husbands in South Africa

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Widows of deceased striking miners who were killed during the Marikana massacre, walk from the memorial site, during the event's fifth anniversary in Marikana, on August 16, 2017. Thousands of South African miners sang remembrance songs on August 16, 2017, at the site of the 2012 Marikana massacre where police shot dead 34 strikers, as campaigners demanded prosecutions and compensation. The 34 miners were gunned down after police were deployed to break up a wildcat strike that had turned violent at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine, northwest of Johannesburg.

Widows of deceased striking miners who were killed during the Marikana massacre walk from the memorial site during the event's fifth anniversary in Marikana on August 16th, 2017. Thousands of South African miners sang remembrance songs at the site where police shot dead 34 strikers as campaigners demanded prosecutions and compensation. The 34 miners were gunned down after police were deployed to break up a wildcat strike that had turned violent at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine, northwest of Johannesburg.

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