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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Robben Island

The prison on Robben Island. Home to many of the political prisoners during apartheid.

Inside the prison at Robben Island.

The lime stone quarry where the prisoners worked moving limestone from one end of the quarry to the other.

"The library" where the political prisoners used to meet.

The pile of rocks which lies at the side of the limb quarry symbolizes the new South Africa. In 1995 over a thousand ex-political prisoners had a reunion on Robben Island and each added a rock to the pile, started by Nelson Mandela.

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