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Where in the world ... ?

September 10, 2012 -- Updated 1830 GMT (0230 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Do you know where this photo was taken?
  • CNN will post a new photo each Monday morning and reveal the answer later that day
  • The photo might be related to a recent story -- or it could just be something unusual we found

(CNN) -- [Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 10] The above photo was taken at a platinum mine in South Africa, where 44 people were killed in clashes last month between striking miners and police.

A "peace accord" was announced Thursday between several workers unions and Lonmin, the London-based company that runs the mine. But other key miners groups have yet to sign, and much of the work force is still staying away until its wages are renegotiated.

The violence has prompted some to draw parallels with the country's days of apartheid rule, which ended in 1994. It also highlighted "what has remained painfully unchanged," said Douglas Foster, author of the forthcoming "After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa."

"Generations of relatively low-paid black men are still forced to migrate long distances from home in order to take up the most difficult and dangerous kinds of jobs," Foster recently wrote on CNN.com. "Miners are still drawn into mining towns where a kind of frontier spirit prevails. Injuries are common and unforgiving, and the salaries earned by a single worker often support up to 20 family members who are unemployed, according to the federation of trade unions."

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CNN.com readers "mifedge" and Brandon Welch were the first to answer correctly in this week's photo challenge.

[Original post] Do you know where this photo was taken?

If you think you know the answer -- or if you just want to take a wild guess -- post it in the comments area below. Later in the day, we'll reveal where the photo was taken and give credit to those who figured it out first. (The more detail, the better!)

Each Monday morning, we'll post a new photo and challenge you to tell us its origin. The photo might be related to a prominent news story or theme -- or it might just be something that caught our eye.

Good luck!

Check out past "Where in the World ...?"

CNN's Irene Chapple and Nkepile Mabuse contributed to this report.

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