Nelson Mandela buried in Qunu grave

Photos of the day - December 15, 2013
Military personnel line the route as former South African President Nelson Mandela's casket is taken to its burial place in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Felix Dlangamandla)

QUNU, South Africa (Reuters) - The body of Nelson Mandela was laid to rest on Sunday in a grave near his family homestead at Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.

The burial attended by family members and South African leaders followed a state funeral service and closed 10 days of emotion-charged mourning for the former president and anti-apartheid legend, who died on December 5 at the age of 95.

(Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)