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A group of well wishers hold candles as they pray for the recovery of... News PhotoCandle,Former,Holding,Horizontal,Hospital,Human Interest,Nelson Mandela,People,Praying,President,Pretoria,Recovery,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA group of well wishers hold candles as they pray for the recovery of former South African president Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic heart hospital in Pretoria on June 26, 2013. Mandela is receiving treatment at the Mediclinic heart hospital in Pretoria. Mandela's close family gathered yesterday at his rural homestead to discuss the failing health of the South African anti-apartheid icon who was fighting for his life in hospital. Messages of support poured in from around the world for the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who spent 27 years behind bars for his struggle under white minority rule and went on to become South Africa's first black president. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)