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AngloGold sacks 12,000 defiant South African miners

Striking miners attend a gathering at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Striking miners attend a gathering at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Striking miners attend a gathering at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to...more

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to...more

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to...more

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to...more

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012. AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (

Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg October 24, 2012.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (

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