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


Well-wishers run after the funeral cortege of former South African... News PhotoAnti-Apartheid,Day,Death,Fan - Enthusiast,Former,Funeral,Funeral Procession,Heroes,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leaving,Nelson Mandela,Politics,President,Pretoria,South Africa,Union BuildingsPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 12: Well-wishers run after the funeral cortege of former South African president Nelson Mandela as it leaves the Union Buildings where the anti-apartheid hero is laying in state for three days on December 12, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Over 60 heads of state have travelled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)