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Mark Munroe (L), executive vice president for mining at Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum mining company, speaks alongside Lonmin chief financial officer Simon Scott during a press conference on August 20, 2012, in Marikana.

Clashes erupted on August 16 and in previous days at the Marikana platinum mine, with clashes between striking workers asking for wage increases and police having left 44 people dead. Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum miner, said workers on a wildcat strike who fail to report for duty on August 21 could be fired. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/GettyImages)

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Taken on August 20, 2012