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South Africans mourn Nelson Mandela

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Mourners gather outside the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 where Mandela died Thursday night after a long illness. (AP Photo/Independent Newspapers Limited, Antoine de Ras)  SOUTH AFRICA OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVES
Mourners gather outside the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 where Mandela died Thursday night after a long illness.
Boys look at a poster of former South African President Nelson Mandela as they gather outside Mandela's house after news of his death in Houghton, December 6, 2013. Mandela was hailed as a "hero of our time" as tributes poured in from world leaders on the death of the man who led the triumphant fight against apartheid in South Africa and became that country's first black president. He died at the age of 95 on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Boys look at a poster of former South African President Nelson Mandela as they gather outside Mandela's house after news of his death in Houghton, December 6, 2013.
A paramilitary soldier walks past banners bearing pictures former South African President Nelson Mandela in front of the South African Embassy in Beijing December 6, 2013. Nelson Mandela was hailed on Thursday as a champion of reconciliation who "achieved more than could be expected of any man," as people the world over mourned his death and celebrated his triumphant fight against apartheid in South Africa. Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Mandela for "leading the South African people through arduous struggles to the anti-apartheid victory," in a condolence message to South African President Jacob Zuma. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
A paramilitary soldier walks past banners bearing pictures former South African President Nelson Mandela in front of the South African Embassy in Beijing December 6, 2013.
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