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The casket of former South African President Nelson Mandela is carried by members of the military for burial on his family's property in his childhood village
The casket of former South African President Nelson Mandela is carried by members of the military for burial on his family's property in his childhood village. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Mandela Makes Final Journey Home in SAfrica

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has been buried in the African ground he loved.

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A fake interpreter on stage next to President Obama at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa
A fake interpreter on stage next to President Obama at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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S. Africa Apologizes for Fake Signer, Vows Reforms

A South African Cabinet minister is apologizing for the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial who outraged deaf people worldwide by making signs they said amounted to gibberish.

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A fake interpreter on stage next to President Obama at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa
A fake interpreter on stage next to President Obama at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Interpreter For Mandela Event: I Was Hallucinating

The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.

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People throw flower petals as the funeral cortege of former South African president Nelson Mandela makes its way along Madiba St towards Union Buildings where the anti-apartheid hero will lay in state for three days in Pretoria, South Africa.
People throw flower petals as the funeral cortege of former South African president Nelson Mandela makes its way along Madiba St towards Union Buildings where the anti-apartheid hero will lay in state for three days in Pretoria, South Africa. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Mandela’s Body Arrives for Viewing in South Africa

A flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela arrived with a military honor guard Wednesday for display in an amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years ago as South Africa's first black president.

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Two young women attend the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium In Johannesburg
Two young women attend the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium In Johannesburg (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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World Leaders, South Africans Honor Mandela

Joyous, singing South Africans gathered in the rain Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service in Soweto.

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Programs are seen on a table at a worship service to honor the late South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, at the First AME Church in Los Angeles
Programs are seen on a table at a worship service to honor the late South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, at the First AME Church in Los Angeles (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Obama to pay Tribute to Mandela in South Africa

President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon.

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African National Congress members sing and dance during a prayer meeting at the Standard Bank Arena during a national day of prayer for former President Nelson Mandela
African National Congress members sing and dance during a prayer meeting at the Standard Bank Arena during a national day of prayer for former President Nelson Mandela
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South Africans Hold Day of Prayer for Mandela

South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela, starting planned events to commemorate the liberation struggle icon that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.

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South Africans gather to pay respect and tribute to former President Nelson Mandela outside his Houghton home
South Africans gather to pay respect and tribute to former President Nelson Mandela outside his Houghton home (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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South Africa Prepares to Welcome World Leaders

South Africa is readying itself for the arrival of a flood of world leaders for the memorial service and funeral for Nelson Mandela as thousands of mourners continued to flock to sites around the country Saturday to pay homage to the freedom struggle icon.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks after being presented the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Hillary Clinton: Mandela a ‘Giant Among Us’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is remembering Nelson Mandela as a "giant among us" who showed the world how to respond to injustice and tragedy.

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Tributes to Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy in Berlin.
Tributes to Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy in Berlin. (Timur Emek/Getty Images)
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Remembering Nelson Mandela

When hearing yesterday about the death of Nelson Mandela I immediately though about “Invictus”, the movie made a few years ago about the 1995 Rugby World Cup which was hosted and won by South Africa just a year after Mandela was elected its first black president.

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