Los Angeles Times

South Africa

Miners sing as they run during their strike at the AngloGold Ashanti Mine, in Fochville near Johannesburg. Thousands of South African gold miners say they will continue striking despite a plea by the president that they return to work. President Jacob Zuma had urged the striking mineworkers to return to work "as soon as possible" in order to normalize South Africa's crucial mine sector, which has been reeling from strike action since August. Themba Hadebe / Associated Press
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