Wednesday 28 January 2015

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.
Chinese residents bow to a banner bearing a picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute in front of the South African Embassy in Beijing December 6, 2013.
Busi Mhlanga of South Africa reacts at a gathering in memory of Nelson Mandela outside the South African High Commission across from Trafalgar Square in London December 5, 2013.
A boy holds posters outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela after news of his death in Houghton, December 6, 2013.
People mourn the death of former President Nelson Mandela outside Cape Town City Hall, where Mandela made his first speech after his release from his 27-year incarceration, December 6, 2013.
Alex Klein, 7, of Bethesda, Maryland, grasps the fence in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela outside the Embassy of South Africa after police locked it with a chain in Washington December 5, 2013.
A woman holds a candle outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela after news of his death in Houghton, December 6, 2013.
A couple embraces outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela after news of his death in Houghton, December 6, 2013.
A girl holds a South African national flag as people mourn the death of former President Nelson Mandela outside Cape Town City Hall, where Mandela made his first speech after his release from his 27-year incarceration, December 6, 2013.
A man poses with a template for a newspaper poster headline announcing the death of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela and paying tribute to him at a printing press in the early hours of the morning in Cape Town December 6, 2013.
Mourners light candles outside the Embassy of South Africa after the death of Nelson Mandela in Washington December 5, 2013.
Mourners look at a statue of Nelson Mandela outside the Embassy of South Africa in Washington December 5, 2013.
Adam Keith and Summer Lopez of Washington DC look on as the South African national flag is lowered to half mast outside the Embassy of South Africa in Washington December 5, 2013.
South African President Jacob Zuma, announcing that Mandela died at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection.
Newspaper posters announcing the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at a printing press in the early hours of the morning in Cape Town December 6, 2013.
A man writes a message on a poster of Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street in Soweto where former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township, December 6, 2013.
People gather on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township, December 6, 2013.
Two women console each other outside on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township, December 6, 2013.
People gather on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township, December 6, 2013.
Soldiers guard the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, December 6, 2013.
People read a newspaper on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township, December 6, 2013.
A mother consoles her crying son during a gathering for people mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where Mandela resided when he lived in the township, December 6, 2013.
Candles burn in an impromptu shrine outside the residence of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg December 6, 2013.
A mother consoles her crying son during a gathering for people mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where Mandela resided when he lived in the township, December 6, 2013.
A mourner holds a newspaper during an all-night vigil outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg December 6, 2013.
A man prays during an all-night vigil outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg December 6, 2013.
A shepherd herds livestock past the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu December 6, 2013.
A shepherd herds livestock along the fence line past soldiers guarding the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu December 6, 2013.
A boy pauses at a shrine outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg December 6, 2013.
An artist who goes by the name "Franco the Great" stands in front of a mural of South African leader Nelson Mandela that he painted in 1995, and later added U.S. President Barack Obama, on 125th Street in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
A picture and a letter are placed in front of the South African Embassy to pay tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, in Beijing 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.

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