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Leaders, Citizens Attend Mandela Memorial

World leaders gathered in Johannesburg on December 10 for an open-air memorial service for antiapartheid leader Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president. The memorial ceremony brought together the heads of some 70 countries and thousands of South African mourners. Mandela, who died on December 5 at the age of 95, will be buried in a state funeral in his hometown on December 15. (12 PHOTOS)

People arrive at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City, ahead of the national memorial service for late President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.
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People arrive at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City, ahead of the national memorial service for late President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

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People wave flags and pictures of Nelson Mandela in celebration of his life ahead of the memorial service.
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People wave flags and pictures of Nelson Mandela in celebration of his life ahead of the memorial service.

Young girls dance during the official memorial ceremony.
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Young girls dance during the official memorial ceremony.

Nelson Mandela's grandson Zozuko Dlamini Mandela (left), his second wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, and their daughter, Zindzi Mandela
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Nelson Mandela's grandson Zozuko Dlamini Mandela (left), his second wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, and their daughter, Zindzi Mandela

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his wife, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, their daughter, Chelsea, former U.S. President George W. Bush, and his wife, Laura Bush, attend the memorial.
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, his wife, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, their daughter, Chelsea, former U.S. President George W. Bush, and his wife, Laura Bush, attend the memorial.

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets Cuban President Raul Castro before delivering a speech.
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U.S. President Barack Obama greets Cuban President Raul Castro before delivering a speech.

South Africans listen in the rain to U.S. President Barack Obama, who praised Mandela as a "giant of history."
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South Africans listen in the rain to U.S. President Barack Obama, who praised Mandela as a "giant of history."

Obama pays his respects to Graca Machel, Mandela's third wife.
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Obama pays his respects to Graca Machel, Mandela's third wife.

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