Nelson Mandela Memorial Service

Dec 06, 2013, 10:02 AM IST
Men bow in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela at Parliament Square in London.
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Men bow in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela at Parliament Square in London.

A worker tidies up a statue of Nelson Mandela at Parliament Square in London.
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A worker tidies up a statue of Nelson Mandela at Parliament Square in London.

A woman with a banner pays tribute to Nelson Mandela outside South African High Commission in London.
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A woman with a banner pays tribute to Nelson Mandela outside South African High Commission in London.

A woman lights a candle for Nelson Mandela outside South African High Commission in London.
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A woman lights a candle for Nelson Mandela outside South African High Commission in London.

A man lights a candle for Nelson Mandela outside South AfricaN High Commission in London.
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A man lights a candle for Nelson Mandela outside South AfricaN High Commission in London.

England cricket players from right, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Joe Root take a moment of silence for former South African President Nelson Mandela before the start of the second Ashes cricket test match against Australia in Adelaide.
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England cricket players from right, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Joe Root take a moment of silence for former South African President Nelson Mandela before the start of the second Ashes cricket test match against Australia in Adelaide.

Mourners gather outside the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Mourners gather outside the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Veronique Pryor, of Inman Park, drops flowers off at the sculpture
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Veronique Pryor, of Inman Park, drops flowers off at the sculpture "Free Nelson Mandela" in Piedmont Park.

South African native Lorien Miller, who now resides in New York, plays a traditional African djembe drum next to a makeshift memorial for South African leader Nelson Mandela outside the South African consulate, in New York.
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South African native Lorien Miller, who now resides in New York, plays a traditional African djembe drum next to a makeshift memorial for South African leader Nelson Mandela outside the South African consulate, in New York.

Australian native Kate Gilmore, who now resides in New York, lights candles at a makeshift memorial for South African leader Nelson Mandela outside the South African consulate, in New York.
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Australian native Kate Gilmore, who now resides in New York, lights candles at a makeshift memorial for South African leader Nelson Mandela outside the South African consulate, in New York.

Floral tributes and a picture are left at a statue of Nelson Mandela at Parliament Square in London.
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Floral tributes and a picture are left at a statue of Nelson Mandela at Parliament Square in London.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu leads a prayer service in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at St George`s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu leads a prayer service in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at St George`s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa.

A candle is put amongst floral tributes laid in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, beside his statue in Parliament Square, London.
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A candle is put amongst floral tributes laid in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, beside his statue in Parliament Square, London.

A woman cleans up outside the South African Embassy where portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela and flowers offered by people are placed, in Beijing.
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A woman cleans up outside the South African Embassy where portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela and flowers offered by people are placed, in Beijing.

A framed portrait of former president Nelson Mandela and flowers are placed outside Mandela`s Johannesburg home after the freedom fighter passed away Thursday night after a long illness.
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A framed portrait of former president Nelson Mandela and flowers are placed outside Mandela`s Johannesburg home after the freedom fighter passed away Thursday night after a long illness.

A subway rider reads a newspaper featuring news of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela in New York.
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A subway rider reads a newspaper featuring news of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela in New York.

A young girl with a placard showing the face of Nelson Mandela and referring to his clan name
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A young girl with a placard showing the face of Nelson Mandela and referring to his clan name "Madiba", marches with others to celebrate his life, in the street outside his old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

A portrait of a young Nelson Mandela lays alongside a floral tribute in Cape Town, South Africa.
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A portrait of a young Nelson Mandela lays alongside a floral tribute in Cape Town, South Africa.

Members of the public stand by a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at the side of the Royal Festival Hall on the south bank of London.
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Members of the public stand by a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at the side of the Royal Festival Hall on the south bank of London.

Flowers in tribute to Nelson Mandela are placed at the entrance of the South African Embassy in Berlin.
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Flowers in tribute to Nelson Mandela are placed at the entrance of the South African Embassy in Berlin.

A young Indian school girl holds a portrait of former South African president Nelson Mandela as she prays along with others on hearing of his death, at a school in Ahmadabad.
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A young Indian school girl holds a portrait of former South African president Nelson Mandela as she prays along with others on hearing of his death, at a school in Ahmadabad.

A woman writes on a card as flowers are laid in tribute at the foot of the Nelson Mandela statue in Parliament Square, London.
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A woman writes on a card as flowers are laid in tribute at the foot of the Nelson Mandela statue in Parliament Square, London.

Young Indian schoolchildren hold candles and portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute to him on hearing of his death, at a school in Ahmadabad.
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Young Indian schoolchildren hold candles and portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute to him on hearing of his death, at a school in Ahmadabad.

Lebanese students with South Africa flags and candles with the portraits of late South African leader Nelson Mandela on their desks listen to a lecture on his life at their school, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon.
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Lebanese students with South Africa flags and candles with the portraits of late South African leader Nelson Mandela on their desks listen to a lecture on his life at their school, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon.

Flowers, posters, and messages left by mourners lie in front of Nelson Mandela`s old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Flowers, posters, and messages left by mourners lie in front of Nelson Mandela`s old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mourners from Nigeria, sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.
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Mourners from Nigeria, sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, left, and Belgian King Philippe arrive for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.
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Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, left, and Belgian King Philippe arrive for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.

A woman arrives for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.
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A woman arrives for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.

People arrive for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.
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People arrive for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, is greeted after arriving for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, is greeted after arriving for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, right, arrives with Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, right, arrives with Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Actress Charlize Theron speaks with musician Bono before the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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Actress Charlize Theron speaks with musician Bono before the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Former Bishop Desmond Tutu, right, and Irish President Mary Robinson arrive for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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Former Bishop Desmond Tutu, right, and Irish President Mary Robinson arrive for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Women with tattoos of former South African president Nelson Mandela on their faces smile as they arrive for his memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.
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Women with tattoos of former South African president Nelson Mandela on their faces smile as they arrive for his memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.

Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel listens to speakers during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel listens to speakers during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Sonia Gandhi is greeted as she arrives for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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Sonia Gandhi is greeted as she arrives for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, ahead of a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, ahead of a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.

President Barrack Obama kisses Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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President Barrack Obama kisses Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

President Barrack Obama acknowledges applause before speaking at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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President Barrack Obama acknowledges applause before speaking at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

From left, Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Laura Bush, Former US President Bill Clinton and Former US President George W. Bush listen to speakers during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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From left, Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Laura Bush, Former US President Bill Clinton and Former US President George W. Bush listen to speakers during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Former US President George W. Bush embraces Irish rock star Bono during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Former US President George W. Bush embraces Irish rock star Bono during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

China`s Vice President Li Yuanchao speaks during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg,.
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China`s Vice President Li Yuanchao speaks during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg,.

An image of President Barrack Obama is flashed on a screen as he makes his speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
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An image of President Barrack Obama is flashed on a screen as he makes his speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

People watch as President Barack Obama speaks to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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People watch as President Barack Obama speaks to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

President Barrack Obama greets members of the crowd after making his speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
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President Barrack Obama greets members of the crowd after making his speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.
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India’s President Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, in the rain for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
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US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, in the rain for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.

President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
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President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Defense force personnel and hospital staff salute a procession for former South African president Nelson Mandela as it leaves the military hospital in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Defense force personnel and hospital staff salute a procession for former South African president Nelson Mandela as it leaves the military hospital in Pretoria, South Africa.

People carry pictures of former President Nelson Mandela as they sing and dance outside the Union Buildings grounds in Pretoria, South Africa.
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People carry pictures of former President Nelson Mandela as they sing and dance outside the Union Buildings grounds in Pretoria, South Africa.

South African President Jacob Zuma pays his respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela during the lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
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South African President Jacob Zuma pays his respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela during the lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.

A mourner wearing a badge bearing the image of former President Nelson Mandela, waits with others to go to the Union Buildings where the casket of Nelson Mandela lies in state for three days, in Pretoria, South Africa.
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A mourner wearing a badge bearing the image of former President Nelson Mandela, waits with others to go to the Union Buildings where the casket of Nelson Mandela lies in state for three days, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves after paying his respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela during the lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves after paying his respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela during the lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.

Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel pays her respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela during the lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel pays her respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela during the lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.

`Nelson Mandela 1918-2013` is projected with color lighting on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Eiffel Tower will be illuminated with South African colors for three days as the iconic leader will be buried on Sunday close to his house in Qunu, South Africa.
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`Nelson Mandela 1918-2013` is projected with color lighting on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Eiffel Tower will be illuminated with South African colors for three days as the iconic leader will be buried on Sunday close to his house in Qunu, South Africa.

A woman shows a South African bill with the face of Late President Nelson Mandela while waiting Mandela`s convoy to pass by the town of Mthatha on its way to Qunu, South Africa.
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A woman shows a South African bill with the face of Late President Nelson Mandela while waiting Mandela`s convoy to pass by the town of Mthatha on its way to Qunu, South Africa.

Britain`s Prince Charles, left, speaks with an unidentified guest as he arrives for the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa.
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Britain`s Prince Charles, left, speaks with an unidentified guest as he arrives for the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa.

South African President Jacob Zuma sits between Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, left, Nelson Mandela`s former wife, and Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel during the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa.
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South African President Jacob Zuma sits between Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, left, Nelson Mandela`s former wife, and Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel during the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, left, Nelson Mandela`s former wife, left and Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel arrive for the former South African president`s funeral service in Qunu, South Africa.
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, left, Nelson Mandela`s former wife, left and Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel arrive for the former South African president`s funeral service in Qunu, South Africa.

British entrepreneur Richard Branson, right and television host Oprah Winfrey attend the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa.
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British entrepreneur Richard Branson, right and television host Oprah Winfrey attend the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa.

General view of the makeshift tent where the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela is taking place in Qunu, South Africa.
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General view of the makeshift tent where the funeral service for former South African president Nelson Mandela is taking place in Qunu, South Africa.

The casket bearing the remains of former South African President Nelson Mandela is brought into a makeshift tent for his funeral service for in Qunu, South Africa.
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The casket bearing the remains of former South African President Nelson Mandela is brought into a makeshift tent for his funeral service for in Qunu, South Africa.

Key of Hope Choir-Durban South Africa perform during a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela Sunday Dec. 15, 2013 at Music Hall in Detroit.
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Key of Hope Choir-Durban South Africa perform during a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela Sunday Dec. 15, 2013 at Music Hall in Detroit.