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Friday 26 December 2014

Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures

Belfast City Hall is lit up in the colours of the South African flag in tribute to Nelson Mandela. Pic Matt Mackey/Presseye
Belfast City Hall is lit up in the colours of the South African flag in tribute to Nelson Mandela
Former South African President Nelson Mandela's casket is taken out of the makeshift dome where his funeral service was held in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Nelson Mandelas widow Graca Machel, left, arrives for the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
British entrepreneur Richard Branson, right and television host Oprah Winfrey attend the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Former President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda speaks during the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Airplanes make a flypast as the casket of Nelson Mandela arrives at the burial site in Qunu, South Africa Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Britain's Prince Charles speaks with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma before the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Felix Dlangamandla, Pool)
This frame grab from AP Television and SABC shows pallbearers saluting after the casket of former South African president Nelson Mandela was lowered during his funeral service Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Qunu, South Africa. (AP Photo/SABC, Pool)
Britain's Prince Charles, right, speaks to an unidentified guest before former South African President Nelson Mandela's funeral service in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Nelson Mandela's former wife, holds up the service program while attending former South African President Nelson Mandela's funeral service in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams waits for the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Family members and guests attend the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in a makeshift tent in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Britain's Prince Charles, right, is greeted by another mourner as he arrives for the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Anti-apartheid activist and close friend of Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, speaks during the funeral service for the former South African president in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
South African President Jacob Zuma sits between Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, left, Nelson Mandela's former wife, and Nelson Mandelas widow Graca Machel during the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Nelson Mandelas widow Graca Machel wipes her eyes during the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Nelson Mandelas widow Graca Machel listens to speakers during the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Candles illuminate a portrait of Nelson Mandela during the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
Nelson Mandelas widow Graca Machel sits in-between South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife Bongi Ngema during the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, December 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)
A family watch a television showing the funeral service of former South African President Nelson Mandela at their home in the Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 15: People watch the big screens at the site where former South African President Nelson Mandela will be buried on his family's property in his childhood village on December 15, 2013 in Qunu, South Africa. Mr. Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 15: A South African Defense Forces helicopter flys over the childhood village of former South African President Nelson Mandela during his state funeral December 15, 2013 in Qunu, South Africa. Mr. Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 15: A South African Defense Forces helicopter arrives in the childhood village of former South African President Nelson Mandela during his state funeral December 15, 2013 in Qunu, South Africa. Mr. Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND-JULY 16: Former President Nelson Mandela speaks at the closing ceremony of the 15th International AIDS conference July 16,2004 in Bangkok ,Thailand. United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS states that the world is loosing the fight against the AIDS virus, which last year infected a record 5 million people and killed 3 million. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
KLEINMACHNOW, GERMANY - OCTOBER 19: Street artist Victor Landeta spray paints a portrait of former South African leader and human rights activist Nelson Mandela on a sliver of the former Berlin Wall near Berlin on October 19, 2013 in Kleinmachnow, Germany. Ailing Mandela recently spent three months in a hospital and is now receiving treatment at home. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 17: In this handout provided by the Clinton Foundation, former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) poses with former South African President Nelson Mandela on the eve of his 94th birthday at his residence July 17, 2012 in Qunu, South Africa. Along with his daughter Chelsea, Clinton met with Mandela for 90 minutes. (Photo by Barbara Kinney/Clinton Foundation via Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 28: Nelson Mandela at a press conference for "46664 - Give One Minute of Your Life to AIDS" on Robben Island where he was impisoned for 18 years November 28, 2003 off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. The concert will take place at Greenpoint Stadium on November 29, 2003 and will benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the fight against AIDS in Africa. Artists performing will include Bono, Queen, Peter Gabriel, The Eurythmics, Beyonce, Youssou N'Dour and many other international and African musicians. It will be one of the biggest rock events ever staged in Africa and will also be the most widely distributed media event in history with a potential audience of more than 2 billion people in 166 countries. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nelson Mandela
WASHINGTON - MAY 16: Former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles before speaking at the Brookings Intitution May 16, 2005 in Washington, D.C. Mandela talked about the role of the United States in development and aid efforts for Africa (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 26: Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela waves as he leaves Downing Street November 26, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nelson Mandela
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 11: Oscar winning acress Charlize Theron wipes away tears as she meets former South African President Nelson Mandela at Mandela House following her Academy Awards success, on March 11, 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Naashon Zalk/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Charlize Theron;Nelson Mandela
LONDON- FEBRUARY 3: Former South African President Nelson Mandela speaks to the crowd during a mass rally on February 3, 2005 in London, England. Mandela told the rally to "Make Poverty History in 2005" and to help set free the millions of people in the world's poorest countries who remained imprisoned by poverty. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nelson Mandela
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 27: Musician Andrea Corr of the Corrs practises on stage prior to the 46664 concert on November 27, 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. The concert will take place on November 29th and will benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the fight against AIDS in Africa. Artists performing will include Bono, Queen, Peter Gabriel, The Eurythmics, Beyonce, Youssou N'Dour, and may other internations and African musicians. It will be one of the biggest rock events ever staged in Africa and will also be the most widely distributed media event in history with a potential audience of more than 2 billion people in 166 countries. (Photo by Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andrea Corr
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 29: Nelson Mandela makes a speech at the "46664 - Give One Minute of Your Life to AIDS" concert at Greenpoint Stadium on November 29, 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. The concert will benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the fight against AIDS in Africa. (Photo by Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 27: Nelson Mandela poses onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 23: Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and his wife Graca Machel receive the applause of the crowd prior to the Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate international rugby match between South Africa and Australia at Ellis Park on July 23, 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nelson Mandela; Gracha Machel
LONDON - JULY 11: Nelson Mandela visits Saint Michael's Community Space July 11, 2003 in London. Mandela paid a personal tribute to two prominent anti-apartheid activists former home. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 28: The former prison cell of Nelson Mandela is seen on November 28, 2003 on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.. Nelson Mandela held a press conference today for "46664 - Give One Minute of Your Life to AIDS". The concert will take place at Greenpoint Stadium on November 29, 2003 and will benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the fight against AIDS in Africa. Artists performing will include Bono, Queen, Peter Gabriel, The Eurythmics, Beyonce, Youssou N'Dour, and many other international and African musicians. It will be one of the biggest rock events ever staged in Africa and will also be the most widely distributed media event in history with a potential audience of more than 2 billion people in 166 countries. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 12: A statue of Nelson Mandela overlooks the city of Bloemfontein, the birthplace of the ANC, on July 12, 2013 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Anti-apartheid icon Mandela has been hospitalized at the Medi-Clinic Hospital since June 8 for treatment for a recurring lung infection. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 03: Nelson Mandela meets children after they had performed during a lunch to Benefit the Mandela Children's Foundation as part of the celebrations of the opening of the new One&Only Cape Town resort on April 3, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. The 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. Celebrities from all over the world including Mariah Carey, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Thandie Newton and Marisa Tomei will attend the event. Gordon Ramsay will be launching his first restaurant in Africa at the resort, Maze and Robert De Niro will be opening Nobu. Nelson Mandela will be attending an intimate luncheon at Maze on Friday to celebrate his long-standing relationship with Mr. Kerzner. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nelson Mandela
LONDON - JULY 10: International humanitarian and former South African president, Nelson Mandela (L) waves to the crowd as he arrives at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Hall July 10, 2003 in London, England. Mandela was to give a lecture in aid of the British Red Cross, praising their work and highlighting HIV and AIDS issues. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 5: In this handout from Nelson Mandela Foundation, former South African president and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela blows out the candles on his birthday cake received from the staff in honour his 90th birthday, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation August 5, 2008 in Houghton, Johannesburg (Photo by Juda Ngwenya/Nelson Mandela Foundation via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nelson Mandela
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: News crews gather around a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the South African Embassy December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Incumbent South African President Jacob Zuma announced earlier that Mandela has died at the age of 95. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
South African President Nelson Mandela, pictured in August 2007 by Daniel Berehulak/PA Wire.
LONDON - JULY 10: International humanitarian and former South African president, Nelson Mandela smiles as he arrives at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Hall July 10, 2003 in London, England. Mandela was to give a lecture in aid of the British Red Cross, praising their work and highlighting HIV and AIDS issues. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
1993: Portrait of Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson and ANC Leader Nelson Mandela during their tour to South Africa. \ Mandatory Credit: David Rogers/Allsport
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: England observe a minutes silence in memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela ahead of day two of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 6, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
MIDDELBURG, THE NETHERLANDS - JUNE 8: Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok embraces former South African president Nelson Mandela at the presentation of the Four Freedoms Awards on June 8, 2002 in Middelburg, The Netherlands. (Photo by Paul Vreeker/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela receives his honorary doctorate from Sir Anthony O'Reilly
Former South African President Nelson Mandela sitting at the Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture in Soweto, Johannesburg, on July 12, 2008.
A 1961 photo of Nelson Mandela, then a 42-year-old political activist and an able heavyweight boxer and physical culturist. The son of a minor chieftain, Mandela took his degree in Law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
President Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela listen during Fourth of July ceremonies in Philadelphia in 1993, during which Clinton presented the Philadelphia Liberty Medal to the African National Congress president and South African President F.W. de Klerk.
Springbok captain Francois Pienaar receives the Rugby World Cup from South African President Nelson Mandela at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on 24 June, 1995.
Nelson Mandela chats with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Nelson Mandela
South African President Nelson Mandela, pictured in 2008 by Johnny Green/PA Wire
South African President Nelson Mandela, pictured in 2009 during celebrations of the opening of the One&Only Cape Town resort, Sol Kerzner's first hotel in his home country since 1992. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Madela was filmed on April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/SABC TV)
A newspaper seller holds the Sunday Times newspaper with the headline 'It's time to let him go' referring to words spoken by long-time friend of former president Nelson Mandela, Andrew Mlangeni, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday June 9, 2013. Mlangeni uttered the words when he learnt that the former president had been hospitalized for a fourth time since December. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
A boy kicks a ball behind a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Groot Drakenstein correctional facility near the town of Franschhoek, South Africa, Sunday, June 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
A stained glass panel inside the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto, South Africa depicts former president Nelson Mandela during a church service on June 9, when worshippers were urged to pray for Mandela. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
A worshipper at morning mass at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto, Sunday June 9, 2013. Churchgoers were urged to pray for former president Nelson Mandela after he was hospitalized with a recurring lung infection. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
Avia Nossel with a stone bearing a get-well message, held by her father, outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg, on Saturday June 8, 2013. The stone was among others placed outside in flower beds from Mandela's previous hospital spells. (AP Photo)
Worshippers praying for former president Nelson Mandela on a hill overlooking Johannesburg, at sunset, Saturday, June 8, 2013.The news Mandela was in a serious condition in hospital prompted an outpouring of concern from admirers of a man who helped to end white racist rule. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
Former South African President Nelson Mandela celebrating his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa, on July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-file)
A flower pot with and stones painted and covered in graffiti wishing former South African President Nelson Mandela prompt recovery were set outside his Johannesburg home Monday, June 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
FILE - In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
FILE - In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Mandela was pivotal in helping the country win the right to host the tournament. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
FILE - In this July 11, 2010 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, sits next to his wife, Graca Machel, as they are driven across the field ahead of the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
File photo dated 24/06/1995 of Nelson Mandela walks past Francois Pienaar in the line up before the Rugby World Cup Final in Johannesburg's Ellis Park. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 6, 2013. They say sport and politics should never mix, but they have seldom been entwined so tightly and with such evident affection as they were on a sunny day in Johannesburg on June 24 1995, when Nelson Mandela presented the Webb Ellis Trophy to Francois Pienaar. See PA story SPORT Mandela. Photo credit should read: John Stilwell/PA Wire.
File photo dated 22/04/2001 of Former South African President Nelson Mandela meets with former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 6, 2013. They say sport and politics should never mix, but they have seldom been entwined so tightly and with such evident affection as they were on a sunny day in Johannesburg on June 24 1995, when Nelson Mandela presented the Webb Ellis Trophy to Francois Pienaar. See PA story SPORT Mandela. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
File photo dated 11/04/2000 of Ireland's President Mary McAleese with former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, during a meeting at the Presidents Palace in Dublin. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Chris Bacon/PA Wire
File photo dated 16/06/1998 of South African President Nelson Mandela greeting Irish Taoiseach Bertie Aherne at the Euro Summit in Cardiff. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Jay Williams/PA Wire
File photo dated 31/05/1998 of South Africa's President, Nelson Mandela, flanked by Spice Girls Mel B (left) and Geri Halliwell (right) during a photocall with the Spice Girls at the presidential residence Mahlamba Nalopfu in Pretoria, South Africa. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read John Stillwell/PA Wire
File photo dated 01/11/1997 of the Prince of Wales (left) and South African President Nelson Mandela at a photocall with the Spice Girls (left to right), Mel C, Emma, Mel B, Geri and Victoria at the presidential residence Mahlamba Nalopfu in Pretoria, South Africa. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read John Stillwell/PA Wire
File photo dated 24/06/1995 of Nelson Mandela walking past Francois Pienaar in the line up before the Rugby World Cup Final in Johannesburg's Ellis Park. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read John Stillwell/PA Wire
File photo dated 26/10/1997 of South African President Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister Tony Blair at St Andrews, the former South African president has died aged 95, the country's president Jacob Zuma said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
File photo dated 17/04/1990 of Nelson Mandela, with wife Winnie, giving the famous clench-fist saltue of the African National Congress to tens of thousands of fans who gathered to hear him at a concert in his honour at Wembley Stadium last night. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read PA Wire
File photo dated 27/06/08 of Nelson Mandela (left) joined on stage by his guests during the 46664 concert honouring Nelson Mandela's ninetieth birthday in Hyde Park, London. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Ian West/PA Wire
File photo dated 29/08/07 of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Former South African President Nelson Mandela applauding performers during a statue unveiling ceremony in Nelson Mandela's honour at Parliament Square, London. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Daniel Berehulak/PA Wire
File photo dated 02/02/05 of Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown (right) being given a photograph of his visit to South Africa last year, during a meeting with former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Stephen Hird/PA Wire
File photo dated 02/07/03 of former US President Bill Clinton and former South African President Nelson Mandela, during a gala night to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Trust and the establishment of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, at Westminster. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Chris Young/PA Wire
File photo dated 04/07/1990 of Nelson Mandela who is playfully silenced by his wife, Winnie, as they leave their closing press conference in Whitehall. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Fiona Hanson/PA Wire
File photo dated 02/07/03 of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former South African President Nelson Mandela and former US President Bill Clinton attending a gala night to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Trust and the establishment of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, at Westminster. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Chris Young/PA Wire
File photo dated 29/04/01 of former President Nelson Mandela speaking on stage at the South Africa Freedom Day concert in Trafalgar Square, London. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Fiona Hanson/PA Wire
File photo dated 28/069/2000 of former South African President Nelson Mandela greeting Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott (left) as Prime Minister Tony Blair looks on at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 5, 2013. See PA story DEATH Mandela. Photo credit should read Matthew Fearn/PA Wire
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 LONDON - JUNE 26: 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. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 TROMSO, NORWAY - JUNE 11: Nelson Mandela attends a photocall ahead of tonight's "46664 Arctic" concert, at the Rica Hotel on June 11, 2005 in Tromso, Norway. The fourth concert aims to raise awareness of and funds for the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as funds for South Africa with proceeds going to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Produced by Robbie Williams, it follows 3 previous concerts held in Cape Town, George and Madrid, and Mandela is expected to make a personal plea to leaders of the G8 summit in his address. (Photo by Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 3: Former South African President Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd during a mass rally endorsing the 'Make Poverty History' campaign on February 3, 2005 in London, England. Mandela told the rally to "Make Poverty History in 2005" and to help set free the millions of people in the world's poorest countries who remained imprisoned by poverty. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 UNDATED - FILE PHOTO 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. (Photo by Palestinian Authorities via Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 29: Nelson Mandela makes a speech at the "46664 - Give One Minute of Your Life to AIDS" concert at Greenpoint Stadium on November 29, 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. The concert will benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the fight against AIDS in Africa. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 A man washing a 'Free Mandela' slogan off the side of King's College Chapel, Cambridge. (Photo by Peter Dunne/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 circa 1964: Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress (left) in discussion with C Andrews, a Cape Town teacher. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died Aged 95 31 Jan 1996: South Africa president Nelson Mandela salutes the crowd before the opening game of the African Cup of Nations in Johanassberg, South Africa. Mandatory Credit: Gary M. Prior/ALLSPORT
Former South African President Nelson Mandela celebrating his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa, on July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-file)
Press gather outside the hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was hospitalized with a recurring lung infection early Saturday, June 8, 2013. A presidential statement said that Mandela was in a serious but stable condition. (AP Photo)
Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel, who cancelled an appearance at a hunger summit as her husband was treated in hospital for a lung infection. Photo by Daniel Berehulak/PA Wire
A photo taken in June 2008 of former South African President Nelson Mandela. By Johnny Green/PA Wire
Nelson Mandela leaves the Intercontinental Hotel after a photoshoot with celebrity photographer Terry O'Neil on June 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Photographs of Nelson Mandela - one of the world's most celebrated statesmen. South Africa's first black president, who led the peaceful transition from white-only rule, died aged 95 after a long illness.

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