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Nelson Mandela – a life in photos

by | 11th, December 2012

NELSON Mandela was the most famous prisoner in the world. Then South Africa saw sense and the light. The country’s white leaders let him go. He became a global superstar. Celebrities formed a line outside his lounge to meet him. Heads of State swooned – including some nasty characters. Nelson met them all evenly:


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South African President Nelson Mandela, left, places the Cape Horn award onto Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi in the town of Zuwarah, Libya, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Tripoli Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997. Mandela returned to Libya to present Gadhafi with South Africa s highest honor for a foreigner. The Libyan trip, Mandela s second in less than a week, prompted speculation that he might try to mediate an end to 5-year-old U.N. sanctions backed by the United States and Britain. South African officials, however, denied Mandela had any such plans. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

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