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Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

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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.

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In this June 24, 1995, photo, South African rugby captain Francios Pienaar, center, raises the trophy after receiving it from South African President Nelson Mandela, left, who wears a South African rugby shirt, after they defeated New Zealand in the final 15-12 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Mandela strode onto the field wearing South African colors and bringing the overwhelmingly white crowd of more than 60,000 to its feet. They chanted "Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!" as Mandela congratulated the victorious home team in a moment that symbolized racial reconciliation.

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President Barack Obama arrives to the podium to speak in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, about the death of Nelson Mandela. Obama says the world has lost an influential, courageous and 'profoundly good' man with the death of anti-apartheid icon Mandela.

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In this image released by Warner Bros., Morgan Freeman portrays Nelson Mandela, left, and Matt Damon portrays Francois Pienaar in a scene from the film, "Invictus." From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when apartheid had fallen and he was among the world’s most admired people, Mandela inspired concerts, songs, poems, fiction and movies.

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In this May 17, 1996 photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, left, and actor Sidney Poitier appear at a news conference in Cape Town. Poitier is in South Africa making a film in which he portrays Mandela, alongside Michael Caine, who plays former President F. W. de Klerk in "Mandela and de Klerk," about the country's transition from a white minority government to black majority rule.

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In this March 23, 1999 photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, left, stands with American pop singer Michael Jackson at a news conference in Cape Town where Jackson announced dates for two concerts in June of which profits will go to various funds including the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

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In this July 30, 2001 photo, former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, right, speaks during a press conference alongside British model Naomi Campbell in Barcelona, Spain, before the 'Frock and Roll' benefit concert to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

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In this Dec. 6, 2002 photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, and American talk show host Oprah Winfrey participate in a ground breaking ceremony for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Meyerton, South Africa.

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This June 27, 2008 photo shows Nelson Mandela, left, speaking as Will Smith, second from left, Annie Lennox, center, and Jada Pinket Smith, right, look on at the 46664 charity concert in honor of Mandela's upcoming 90th birthday in London.

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In this image released by Warner Bros., Morgan Freeman portrays Nelson Mandela in a scene from, "Invictus."

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In this Dec. 6, 2002 photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, and American talk show host Oprah Winfrey embrace.

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This Nov. 29, 2003 photo shows former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, kissing U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles, at the Nelson Mandela AIDS Benefit Concert in Cape Town, South Africa.

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