Power to the People: South African Miners Protest

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Platinum's High Price

The Lonmin mine produces one third of the world's platinum and shares of the company's stock fell 15 percent since production came to a halt after the killings. In addition to jewelry, platinum is also used in the catalytic converters of cars, fuel cells for electric and hybrid vehicles and in some computer equipment.

(Photo: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma)

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