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South Africa mourns mine crackdown victims

2012-08-24 09:52:27 GMT2012-08-24 17:52:27(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Police band of Gauteng Province perform during the commemoration ceremony in Johannesburg, Aug. 23, 2012. Gauteng Province held a ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday to mourn for the 44 people who died during protests at the Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg in the North West province on Aug. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Qihua)

People of Gauteng Province mourn during the commemoration ceremony in Johannesburg, Aug. 23, 2012. Gauteng Province held a ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday to mourn for the 44 people who died during protests at the Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg in the North West province on Aug. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Qihua)

Students sing poetry during the commemoration ceremony in Johannesburg, Aug. 23, 2012. Gauteng Province held a ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday to mourn for the 44 people who died during protests at the Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg in the North West province on Aug. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Qihua)

People of Gauteng Province attend the commemoration ceremony in Johannesburg, Aug. 23, 2012. Gauteng Province held a ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday to mourn for the 44 people who died during protests at the Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg in the North West province on Aug. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Qihua)

Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, governor of Gauteng Province, addresses the commemoration ceremony in Johannesburg, Aug. 23, 2012. Gauteng Province held a ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday to mourn for the 44 people who died during protests at the Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg in the North West province on Aug. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Qihua)

People of Gauteng Province mourned during the commemoration ceremony in Johannesburg, Aug. 23, 2012.

Gauteng Province held a ceremony in Johannesburg on Thursday to mourn for the 44 people who died during protests at the Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg in the North West province on Aug. 10, 2012.

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