The horrific images and the carnage reminded many of the events that took place during South Africa's apartheid era.
Aug. 16, 2012
Jon Gambrell / AP
Striking miners gather on a hillside at the Lonmin mine near Marikana, South Africa, Aug. 15, 2012. The strike is part of a bitter turf war between rival trade unions, and even before Thursday's shooting, some ten people had been killed since workers downed tools last Friday.