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Remembering Nelson Mandela

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95

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    Nelson Mandela, anti-Apartheid activist in his youth c. 1950.

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    South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela waves to the press as he arrives at the Elysee Palace, 07 June 1990, in Paris, to have talks with French president Francois Mitterrand. Nelson Mandela, who was released from jail on 11 February 1990, is in Paris for a two-day official visit.

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    ANC supporters pray in front of the courthouse of Johannesburg, 28 December 1956, to support 152 anti-apartheid militants, in which Nelson Mandela, during their trial.

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    Anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela hugs, on October 4, 1990, a young Sowetan girl as he visits the black township of Soweto (South Western Township) near Johannesburg.

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    Anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela smiles during a photo session after his first press conference since his release from jail, 12 February 1990 in Cape Town.

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    Anti-apartheid leader and member of the African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela raises fist while addressing on September 05, 1990 in Tokoza a crowd of residents from the Phola park squatter camp during his tour of townships. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner in South Africa before becoming the country's first black president IN 1994.

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    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 03: One&Only is Sol Kerzner's first hotel in his home country since 1992. The 130 room property is One&Only's first Urban resort and sits in the fashionable Waterfront district.

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    The Queen With President Nelson Mandela Of South Africa In The Mall At The Beginning Of His State Visit To Britain.

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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses with (L-R) Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, South African President Nelson Mandela and New Zealand Prime Minister James Bolger late 10 November prior to a dinner with Commonwealth heads of government. The Queen hosted the dinner for the CHOGM heads in Auckland before leaving for home at the end a 10-day royal visit to New Zealand.

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel attend the dinner in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrating his 90th birthday, at Hyde Park on June 25, 2008 in London, England. The dinner will raise funds for Madiba's global charity projects, The Nelson Mandela Foundation and 46664.

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    A picture taken on February 11, 1990 shows Nelson Mandela and his then-wife Winnie raising their fists and saluting cheering crowd upon Mandela's release from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl. Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela, affectionately known by his clan name "Madiba", became commander-in-chief of Umkhonto weSizwe (Spear of the Nation), the armed underground wing of the African National Congress, in 1961, and the following year underwent military training in Algeria and Ethiopia.

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    South African anti-apartheid leader and member of the African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela shown in a file photo dated 1957 posing with his wife Winnie during their wedding.

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    Former South African president and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela(R) laughs as he receives a kiss from one of his grandchildren on August 02, 2008 after giving his speech during the Mandela 90th birthday ANC celebration at Loftus stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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    U.S. President George W. Bush (R) meets with former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, in the Oval Office of the White House May 17, 2005 in Washington, DC. Mandela is on an official visit to the U.S., seeking support for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Trust which supports African-based charities.

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    South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela (R) shakes hands with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 04 July 1990 on the steps of No 10 Downing Street. Mandela is on a two day visit to the United Kingdom.

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    In this handout photo provided by Jeff Moore, Nelson Mandela is reunited with Jimmy Carter as other members of the Edlers watch on May 29, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela, who founded The Elders in 2007, met members of the group at a private lunch in Johannesburg. The Elders, tasked by Mandela to be 'a fiercely independent and robust force for good' are holding one of their regular meetings in South Africa.

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    ANC President Nelson Mandela jokingly stabs with a spear, presented to him with traditional clothes at an election rally at Mngqesha, the former 'Great Place' of a famous Xosha king, 18 April 1994.

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    South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela, flanked by his wife Winnie, waves to the crowd during a pop concert in his honour at Wembley Stadium, 16 April 1990 in London. Nelson Mandela was released from jail on 11 February 1990.

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    Former US President Bill Clinton (L) embraces former South African President Nelson Mandela (C) as Mandela's wife Graca Machel - Mandela (2ndR) and US senator Hillary Clinton (R) applaud, during the inaugural Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Johannesburg Civic Centre, 19 July 2003. The lecture coincided with Mandela's 85th birthday.

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    Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) waves to guests as US senator Hillary Clinton looks on during the inaugural Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Johannesburg Civic Centre, 19 July 2003. The lecture coincided with Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday.

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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) meets with former South African President, Nelson Mandela during a reception at Buckingham Palace, London, 20 October 2003, to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Trust, started by the 19th century entrepreneur, Cecil John Rhodes, which provides scholarships for students around the world to study at Oxford University. The former President of South Africa has entered into partnership with the Rhodes Trust, in its centenary year, to establish the Mandela Rhodes Foundation. At present, 93 scholars are selected from 24 countries each year for study at Oxford University.

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    South African President Nelson Mandela greets Queen Elizabeth II of Britain upon her official arrival at Cape Town's Waterfront 20 March 1995. The Queen is on celebratory week-long state visit to South Africa. (FILM)

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    South African Nationa Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela smiles 22 June 1990 in New York, raising his arms over his head as he receives applause at the United Nations. Mandela urged the U.N . to maintain sanctions against South Africa until apartheid is abolished.

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    South African President Nelson Mandela greets Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he arrives for the opening of the 12th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Durban 02 September.

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    South African President Nelson Mandela (L) smiles as British supermodel Naomi Campbell whispers in his ear at Genadendal, his Cape Town home, 13 February 1998. Campbell has brought the last haute couture collection designed by Gianni Versace and his sister Donatella to Cape Town. All proceeds of the fashion show, which will be modelled by several international models, will go the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. (Photo credit ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Nelson Mandela (L) ANC president and South African President Frederik de Klerk shake hands at the Grand Hotel in Oslo 09 December 1993, on the eve before receiving jointly the Nobel Peace prize.

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    In this undated file photo Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is pictured meeting with Nelson Mandela the former leader of South Africa. Medics announced on October 31, 2004 that Arafat's health is in a serious condition, after the illness that has persisted for two weeks, took a sudden turn for the worse. Test have so far proved inconclusive and more results are expected on Wednesday.

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    Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) claps his hands after American pop-icon Michael Jackson was given a lifetime achievement award during the Kora All Africa music awards in Sun City some 120 km northeast of Johannesburg , 04 September 1999.

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    President Nelson Mandela leans forward as he speaks with Queen Elizabeth II at Avalon cemetery in Soweto, outside Johannesburg 23 March. The Queen unveiled a memorial to commemorate, 600 black soldiers who died when the SS-Mendi sank in the English Channel during World War I , in 1917.

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    South African President Nelson Mandela(R) talks with Prince Charles(L) 12 July in Brixton, south London, on the last day of Mandela's four-day state visit to the United Kingdom. Media reports in Britain said Prince Charles' wife, Princess Diana, had accepted divorce terms last week, but that Buckingham Palace wanted to wait until Mandela finished his visit before making an announcement.

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    This file photo taken 26 June 1990 shows Nelson Mandela, the former deputy president of the African National Congress as he raises his arms to acknowledge appaluse from members of the Senate and House of Representatives in Washington,DC. Mandela was the third private citizen in history to address a joint meeting of the US Congress. Standing above Mandela are former House Speaker Thomas Foley(L) and Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd(R).

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    Pope John Paul II and South African President Nelson Mandela talk 16 September 1995 at the Presidential guest house in Pretoria. The pontiff visited Cameroon, South Africa and Nairobi for the conclusion of the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. It was from 14 to 20 September his 67th International Pastoral visit.

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    Former US President Bill Clinton and his former South African counterpart Nelson Mandela attend the third Mandela Annual Lecture, 19 July 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela was presented with a white cake with four candles for his 87th birthday, which he blew out to loud applause from the audience, which sang 'Happy Birthday' led on by a boisterous Desmond Tutu.

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    African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela listens to a little boy at a training farm, 31 January 1994 in Boskop, Western Transvaal, where he is campaigning for 27 April general elections. South Africans will vote 27 April 1994 in the country's first democratic and multiracial general elections.

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    Former South African President, Nelson Mandela (R) gives US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) the thumbs up during a meeting in Johannesburg on August 7, 2009. The United States and South Africa are working together to realise democracy, freedom and prosperity in Zimbabwe, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

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    Graca Machel and Nelson Mandela greet Sol Kerzner as they arrive at the new One&Only Cape Town resort on April 2, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. Today is the Grand Opening of Sol Kerzner's first hotel in his home country since 1992.

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    Nelson Mandela with wife Graca Machel onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life afterparty held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.

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    Nelson Mandela leaves the Intercontinental Hotel after a photoshoot with celebrity photographer Terry O'Neil on June 26, 2008 in London, England. Mandela is in London in advance of the 46664 concert being held at Hyde Park on Friday the 27th June to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday.

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