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FILE – In this July 14, 2013 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama seated in front of the posters of Mahatma Gandhi, right, the Buddha, center, and himself, left, addresses school children after inaugurating an auditorium at a Tibetan school in Gurupura 210 kilometers southwest of Bangalore, India.
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South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hug next to a portrait of late South African President Nelson Mandela during the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, December 6, 2013.
National Carrier South African Airways will operate a special air transport service to attend the funeral of the late former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.
Rain was falling when mourners converged on the South African Embassy in Northwest Washington on the evening of Dec. 6, but the mood wasn't solemn as they paid tribute to the man whose political activism took him from prison to the presidency of South Africa and earned him a world-wide reputation for spearheading the movement that led to the ... (more)
In this image from TV, Christo Brand the Robben Island jailer talks to The Associated Press Saturday Dec. 7, 2013, in his Cape Town home, about former South African President Nelson Mandela who was assigned to guard from 1978 until his release in 1990.
Mandela's passing has provoked a huge outpouring of emotion among NZ-based South Africans, an expat says.
Blake Shelton exercised his oral skills on his way out of a West Hollywood nightclub, urging the Westboro Baptist Church to wrap its head around his.
President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Rick Clark , the sheriff of Pickens County, South Carolina, is refusing to lower the flag to half-staff to honor the life of Nelson Mandela , publicly defying the orders of President Barack Obama .
A COUNTY Limerick nun who spent almost six decades working in South Africa was one of over 200 returned missionaries honoured at a special ceremony in Dublin.
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would leave the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.
The grief over Nelson Mandela's death continues to reverberate in the UK, even as mourners in South Africa spent a second night on the streets to pay tribute to their beloved leader.
As the world celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, those closest to him are remembering the civil rights icon in a special way.
The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects, but it didn't say whether he will attend the memorial or the smaller funeral on Dec. 15 in Mandela's hometown.
The South African flag flies at half-staff as flowers and candles are placed at the foot of a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African embassy in Washington on December 6, 2013.
The Westboro Baptist Church didn't waste any time with its announcement to picket Nelson Mandela 's funeral.