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Friday, November 16, 2012

Photos of the Day: Nov. 16, 2012

A striking farmworker intimidates others farm workers returning from work on the back of a truck as he runs after them with a cricket bat in the town of Swellendam, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Farm workers angered over their minimum daily wages launched a second day of violent protests in the nation's Western Cape, setting fires and marching through the countryside. Most of the striking workers come from the vineyards of South Africa, the world's eighth largest overall producer of wine. They are asking for an increase in the minimum day wage to 150 rand ($13), up from about 70 rand ($8).