Saturday 29 November 2014

Nelson Mandela's 95th Birthday

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 A newspaper flysheet declares 'Happy Birthday' to Nelson Mandela opposite Mandela's former home in Vilakazi Street, Soweto Township on July 18, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency has said that Mandela's health is 'steadily improving', as the anti-apartheid icon began spends his 95th birthday in hospital. Children in schools across the country have started off Mandela Day by singing 'Happy Birthday' to him. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
 A newspaper flysheet declares 'Happy Birthday' to Nelson Mandela opposite Mandela's former home in Vilakazi Street, Soweto Township on July 18, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency has said that Mandela's health is 'steadily improving', as the anti-apartheid icon began spends his 95th birthday in hospital. Children in schools across the country have started off Mandela Day by singing 'Happy Birthday' to him. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
 Schoolchildren sing 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mandela's former home in Soweto Township on July 18, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A newspaper vendor shows on July 18, 2013 the front page of the local Daily Sun in Soweto, wishing former South African President Nelson Mandela a happy 95th birthday. (ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela and wife Graca Machel wave to the crowds prior to 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. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Getty Images)
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. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
Former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles during an interview with the media at his house in Qunu, on July 18, 2008. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela speaks at the 46664 Concert as part of his 90th birthday celebrations on June 27, 2008 in Hyde Park, London. (WireImage/WireImage)
Nelson Mandela and Annie Lennox during "46664 The Concert" Book Launch - Photocall at The Dorchester Hotel in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Goffredo di Crollalanza/FilmMagic) (FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
Nelson Mandela in 2009 (Photo by Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel pose ahead of the 46664 concert being held in Hyde Park on Friday the 27th of June in his honour, at the Dorchester Hotel on June 24, 2008 in London, England. Nelson Mandela is on a one week visit to London, where he is due to attend a gala dinner celebrations, and a birthday concert in his honour to raise funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
The 86-year-old former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela collects his latest honour as he is invested as a Knight of St John by the Duke of Gloucester, at a ceremony in St James's Palace, 23 November 2004 in London. AFP PHOTO/POOL/ Andy Parsons (Photo credit should read ANDREW PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela returns to the province of his birth, Nqgadu, to be given the highest honour in he Xhosa Kingdom, the Isithwalandwe Sesizwe Jikele ( the feather of the Blue Crane) by King Xolilizwe Sigcawu. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela wears a traditional mortar board while receiving two honourary doctorates at the Sydney University, 04 September 2000. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela during MAKEPovertyHISTORY - Rally at Trafalgar Square in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage) (WireImage/WireImage)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is pictured meeting with Nelson Mandela the former leader of South Africa. Medics announced on October 31, 2004. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
Tony Blair greets the former South African President Nelson Mandela affectionately outside No10 Downing St, London May 3 2000. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
20 March 1997: President Nelson Mandela re-visited Robben Island on 20 March 1997, stopping off at the infamous lime quarry where prisoners were forced to work. (Photo by Oryx Media Archive/ (Gallo Images/Getty Images/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Princess Diana met President Nelson Mandela in March 1997 while on a visit to Cape Town, five months before her death (Gallo Images/Getty Images/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
South African President Nelson Mandela talks with Prince Charles 12 July in Brixton, south London, on the last day of Mandela's four-day state visit to the United Kingdom. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela 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. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela pictured with Queen Elizabeth II, during his state visit to Great Britain in 1996. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
South African President Nelson Mandela holds the arm of former apartheid hardline President Pieter W. Botha as they meet 21 November 1995. P. W. Botha, whose iron-fisted rule of South Africa from 1978 until 1989 earned him the nickname "Great Crocodile", received the South African President in his house in Wilderness. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela poses with two children in Durban, during his presidential election campaign, April 1994. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
Pope John Paul II and South African President Nelson Mandela talk 16 September 1995 at the Presidential guest house in Pretoria. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
26 June 1990 shows Nelson Mandela, 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. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa greets Desmond Tutu at a pre-election rally weeks before the historic democratic election on April 15, 1994 in Soweto, South Africa. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
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. (AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)
ANC leader Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie in Soweto, Johannesburg, during a rally held to celebrate his release from prison, 13th February 1990. (Getty Images/Getty Images)
A young Nelson Mandela circa 1960's. (Gallo Images/Getty Images/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela circa 1960's. (Gallo Images/Getty Images/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela, activist against Apartheid, here in his youth c. 1950 (Getty Images/Getty Images)

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