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Well wishsers arrive for the Nelson Mandela memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, on December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. (Photo by Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images for Yahoo News

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Joyous, singing South Africans gathered in the rain Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that drew some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, united in tribute to a global symbol of reconciliation. Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in Soweto, the Johannesburg township that was a stronghold of support for the anti-apartheid struggle that Mandela embodied as a prisoner of white rule for 27 years and then during a peril-fraught transition to the all-race elections that made him president. (AP)

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