1. Remembering Nelson Mandela

2. Remembering Nelson Mandela

3. Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and Thab Mbeki at a rally in 1999. (AP)

4. Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela smiles 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.

5. Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela smiles 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.

6. Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel, smile and wave to the crowd ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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8. Remembering Nelson Mandela

9. Remembering Nelson Mandela

10. Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela pictured with the Black Eyed Peas.

11. Remembering Nelson Mandela

12. Remembering Nelson Mandela

13. Remembering Nelson Mandela

14. Remembering Nelson Mandela

A 1961 photo of Nelson Mandela, then 42 years old. The son of a minor chieftain, Mandela took his degree in law at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and embarked on a career as political activist. AP

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Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, raise clenched fists upon his release from Victor prison in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 11, 1990. (AP)

16. Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela casts his vote in South Africa’s first all-race elections, at Ohlange High School hall in Inanda, April 27, 1994. Mandela was running for president, a title he won and held until 1999. (AP)

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II stands beside South Africa’s President Nelson Mandela before a banquet given by Mandela at London’s Dorchester Hotel, July 11, 1996. On a state visit to Britain, Mandela earlier made a joint address to both Houses of Parliament.(AP)

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South African President Nelson Mandela speaks with Pope John Paul II during a private audience at the Vatican, June 18, 1998. Credit: AP

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela wears an “HIV-positive” T-shirt on a visit to the Nolungile Clinic and Community Health Center in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Dec. 12, 2002. Mandela emerged as a champion of the fight against the country’s rampant AIDS epidemic.Credit: AP

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela sits under an enlarged cover of the book “Mandela” during its launch at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct. 9, 2006. (AP)

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela pauses during the global launch of the 46664 live concert CDs and DVD, in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 1, 2004. The number 46664 was Mandela’s prison number on Robben Island, and is now used to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa, by raising money for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.Credit: AP

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela blows out the candles on his birthday cake alongside his wife, Graca Machel, left, as he celebrates his 91st birthday in Johannesburg, July 18, 2009.

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A child kisses Nelson Mandela during the launch of a children’s hospital in Johannesburg, July 31, 2009. (AP)