PHOTOS: World pays respect to Nelson Mandela

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  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 06: Members of the public lay tributes to former South African President Nelson Mandela outside South Africa House near Trafalgar Square on December 6, 2013 in London, England. Mandela was a leader that helped conquer apartheid in racially divided South Africa after being jailed for his activism for decades. He was South Africa's first black president. He died yesterday at the age of 95. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Joanna Vignola weeps before placing a floral tribute at the foot of a statue to Nelson Mandela in Parliament Square on December 6, 2013 in London, England. Mandela was a leader that helped conquer apartheid in racially divided South Africa after being jailed for his activism for decades. He was South Africa's first black president. He died yesterday at the age of 95. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 06: A woman plays a vuvuzela as members of the public lay tributes to former South African President Nelson Mandela outside South Africa House near Trafalgar Square on December 6, 2013 in London, England. Mandela was a leader that helped conquer apartheid in racially divided South Africa after being jailed for his activism for decades. He was South Africa's first black president. He died yesterday at the age of 95. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: A man comforts a woman as they mourn the death of Nelson Mandela as they stand outside the South African embassy near Trafalgar Square on December 6, 2013 in London, England. Mandela was a leader that helped conquer apartheid in racially divided South Africa after being jailed for his activism for decades. He was South Africa's first black president. He died yesterday at the age of 95. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
  • People light candles on December 6, 2013 outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg following his death in this town on the eve. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesbur
  • A man wearing a yellow t-shirt of the South African ANC ruling party grieves with other people on December 6, 2013 outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lun
  • A woman prays outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on December 6, 2013, the day after his death. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, af
  • People lay floral tributes for late anti-apartheid fighter, Nobel Prize winner and South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African High Commisson in Trafalgar Square, central London on December 6, 2013 . Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said she was 'deeply saddened' by the death of Nelson Mandela, adding that he had 'worked tirelessly for the good of his country'. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 06: A woman pays tribute to Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy near Trafalgar Square on December 6, 2013 in London, England. Mandela was a leader that helped conquer apartheid in racially divided South Africa after being jailed for his activism for decades. He was South Africa's first black president. He died yesterday at the age of 95. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
  • Pakistani schoolchildren hold lamps during a memorial tribute to South African late president Nelson Mandela, in Karachi on December 6, 2013. People gathered in cities around the world to make their own personal tributes to Nelson Mandela on December 6, leaving flowers and setting up makeshift shrines in an outpouring of emotion for South Africa's anti-apartheid icon. AFP PHOTO/RIZWAN TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A man lays flowers outside the home of late South African president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on December 6, 2013, a day after his death. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, af
  • People light candles on December 6, 2013 outside the house of late South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in
  • An Indian couple place flowers on a sand sculpture in tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela, made by sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, at the Golden Sea Beach in Puri, some 65 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar, on December 6, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades i
  • People sing as they queue to pay their respects in the book of condolence for late anti-apartheid fighter, Nobel Prize winner and South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African High Commisson in Trafalgar Square, central London on December 6, 2013 . Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said she was 'deeply saddened' by the death of Nelson Mandela, adding that he had 'worked tirelessly for the good of his country'. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
    
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who was imprisoned as well as a politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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