Nelson Mandela


This photo taken on August 1, 2013 shows a close up detail of... News PhotoArtist,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Belgian Culture,Belgium,Boredom,Boxing - Sport,Boxing Glove,China - East Asia,Close-up,Former,Freedom,Hitting,Horizontal,Human Age,Human Interest,Nelson Mandela,People,Photography,Portrait,Shanghai,South Africa,Sports GlovePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis photo taken on August 1, 2013 shows a close up detail of Shanghai based 34 year-old Belgian artist Phil Akashi's portrait of South African peace icon and former boxer Nelson Mandela, which he forged by pounding the wall 27,000 times with a boxing glove which bore the Chinese character for 'freedom', in Shanghai. Mandela, who's 95th birthday earlier this month was marked in South Africa by an outpouring of charitable deeds, with many people offering 67 minutes of service for the 67 years he was in public service, continues to show signs of improvement after two months of hospital treatment. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)