Nelson Mandela

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Well wishers place painted stones with messages and flowers outside... News PhotoFlower,Former,Horizontal,Human Interest,Johannesburg,Message,Nelson Mandela,People,Residential Building,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPWell wishers place painted stones with messages and flowers outside former South African President Nelson Mandela's residence in Johannesburg on June 25, 2013. Mandela is receiving treatment at the Mediclinic heart hospital in Pretoria. Mandela's close family gathered today 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 / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)