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Nelson Mandela memorable moments

A view of Nelson Mandela's former prison cell is seen on November 28, 2003 on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.

Nelson Mandela: Memorable moments

A chief's son. Pioneer. Revolutionary. Prisoner. Statesman. Elder.

Few modern-day world leaders are revered as much as Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Then again, few can lay claim to a life like Mandela's. His father had a premonition when he granted his son the birth name, Rolihlahla — which roughly translates to "pull a tree branch" or, colloquially, "troublemaker."

Mandela's legacy encompasses innumerable accomplishments that changed nations. Scroll through to see 10 defining moments.