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Mourners attend a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 for striking miners that were shot and killed by police last week. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Mourners attend a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 for striking miners that were shot and killed by police last week. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South Africa miners released

270 of the miners detained at the Marikana shootings were released from police

custody Monday, September 3, after prosecutors withdrew murder charges brought under an

obscure apartheid-era security law for the police killing of their

colleagues.