Nelson Mandela

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Flowers are seen placed at the gate of the South African embassy as a... News PhotoArranging,Death,Embassy,Facade,Flower,Front Door,Horizontal,Iran,Laying a Wreath,Middle East,Nelson Mandela,Outdoors,Respect,Social Issues,Tehran,Temporary MemorialPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPFlowers are seen placed at the gate of the South African embassy as a tribute to Nelson Mandela, in Tehran on December 6, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. AFP PHOTO/ ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)