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Nelson Mandela memorable moments

Nelson Mandela and friends sing 'Nikosi Sikelel I Afrika' at the end of their trial for treason in South Africa on March 29, 1961.

Nelson Mandela: Memorable moments

July 4, 2013

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.

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