The Body Of Former South African President Nelson Mandela Lies In State

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A man prays during a memorial ceremony for late South African former... News PhotoAdult,Africa,Ceremony,Close-up,Community,Concentration,Death,Former,Hands Clasped,Horizontal,Men,Nelson Mandela,Politics,Praying,President,Profile View,Respect,South Africa,Supporter,UniversityPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA man prays during a memorial ceremony for late South African former president Nelson Mandela at a local university in Mthata, on December 14, 2013. Nelson Mandela's remains were returned to his beloved rural childhood village ahead of a traditional burial on Sunday, the final leg of his exceptional 95-year journey. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)