FILE- This is a 1952 file photo of ANC leader Nelson Mandela in the law office he opened with his colleague, Oliver Tambo. This was the first black legal practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. The names Mandela and Tambo can be seen written across the window pane. Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress are expected to be propelled into power when the final ballot is counted in South Africa’s historic all-race elections.
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FILE- In this 1961 file photo, Nelson and Winnie Mandela show off their firstborn daughter, Zindzi, at their home in Orlando West, Soweto. Mandela fled into exile overseas as the political situation in South Africa worsened, returning from exile eventually, only to be arrested and to be sentenced to life imprisonment in what became known as the Rivonia Trial. He served 27 years in prison before his release in 1992 after which he was elected president of South Africa. After his retirement as president in 1999, Mandela intended to spend more time with his family - the people he has often said paid the highest price for his political activism.
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FILE—In this February 11, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela and his then-wife, Winnie, walk hand in hand, with raised, clenched fists upon Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison, in Paari, South Africa. Mandela put 27 years as a political prisoner behind him and negotiated with the apartheid oppressors to launch the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.
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(JOH2)MAMELODI, South Africa. April 6-ANC President Nelson Mandela ,right, shakes hands with a chained protester at a reburial service held in Mamelodi, South Africa, Tuesday for Solomon Mahlangu. Mahlangu, whose home town is Mamelodi, was an anti apartheid activist who was executed in 1979 for the Goch Street killings. Mandela admitted Tuesday that his followers are partly to blame for the violence in South Africa. He pleaded and toleration.
FILE- In this June 13, 1994 file photo, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, left, chats with South African President Nelson Mandela as they meet in Tunis, during the summit of the Organization of African Unity in Tunis. Arafat was invited to the summit as an observer.
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FILE- In this January 19, 1995 file photo, school children reach out to shake hands with South African President Nelson Mandela at a former “whites only” school in Verwoerdburg, south of Pretoria. Mandela spent the day touring various schools, which are now fully intergrated. Mandela’s last stop was Verwoerdburg, a school in the town named after the architect of apartheid, Hendrick Verwoerdburg.
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FILE—In this March 27, 1998 file photo, President Clinton and South African President Nelson Mandela peer through the bars of prison cell No. 5, the cramped, gray cell where Mandela was jailed for 18 years in his struggle against apartheid. President Clinton, once a reluctant foreign traveler, has slipped quietly into the history books as the most traveled president in America’s history.
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 1998 file photo, Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa, smiles as he lifts his honorary Doctor of Laws degree at a special ceremony on campus at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Mandela joins an elite group of out-of-season honorary degree recipients which includes George Washington and Winston Churchill.
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FILE- In this June 16, 1999 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, raises the hand of newly sworn-in President Thabo Mbeki, at the inauguration ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa.
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FILE- In this Dec. 7, 2005 file photo, former South African President, Nelson Mandela is in a jovial mood at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg where he met with the winner and runner-up of the local ” Idols” competition. The 87-year-old former political prisoner who became the country’s first black president in 1994 remains a popular high profile figure since retiring from public life in recent years.
FILE- In this March 1, 2006 file photo, former South African President, Nelson Mandela, center, casts his vote in local municipal elections in Johannesburg.
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FILE- In this March 15, 2006 file photo former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, points at journalists as he escorts United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan, center, and his wife Nane, following their meeting at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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FILE- In this Oct. 7, 2006 file photo, Anglican Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, back left, greets guests with former South African President Nelson Mandela, front left, during 75th birthday celebrations for Tutu in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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FILE- In this July 18, 2007 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, flanked from left, by his wife Graca Machel, British singer Peter Gabriel, British entrepreneur Richard Branson and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, listens to South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu address the audience in Johannesburg. Mandela celebrated his 89th birthday with a star-studded soccer match and the launch of a humanitarian campaign, joined by “elders” of the global village.
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FILE- In this June 17, 2010 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela attends the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zenani Mandela, 13, was killed in a car crash following the World Cup’s opening concert. After Zenani died, Mandela decided not to attend the tournament’s opening ceremony and first game, as had been expected. Mandela, credited with sealing his country’s bid to become the first in Africa to host a World Cup, largely retired from public life in 2004.
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FILE — In this file photo taken July 11, 2010 former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, with his wife Graca Machel, right, attends the final of the FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament in Johannesburg, Mandela’s last public appearance. Mandela, now old and frail, lives in seclusion in his Johannesburg home. Beyond the high walls of the house, the fighting over his image and what he stood for has already begun
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FILE - This July 17, 2011 hand out photograph supplied by Peter Morey Photographic for the Mandela family, shows former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, center, with family members left to right Zaziwe Manaway, Ziphokazi Manaway, Zamaswazi Dlamini and Zamak Obiri at Mandela’s hometown in Qunu, South Africa. Mandela celebrated his 93rd birthday Monday July 18, 2011. Center back is Mandela’s daughter Princess Zenani Dlamini.
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FILE - This July 18, 2012 file photo shows former South African President Nelson Mandela during the celebration of his 94th birthday in Qunu, South Africa. Mandela’s condition remained serious but stable on Monday, June 10, 2013, his third day in a Pretoria hospital, the South African government said.