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

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South African army military cannons are positioned outside South... News PhotoArmy,Cannon,Ceremony,Death,Former,Horizontal,Military,Nelson Mandela,Politics,President,Qunu,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPSouth African army military cannons are positioned outside South African former president Nelson Mandela's former home in Qunu during a practice run ceremony on December 13, 2013. South African troops lined the road to Nelson Mandela's burial site in his boyhood home at Qunu, as preparations for his funeral on December 15 got under way today. 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 / Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)