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A street child holds up a poster bearing the image of South African former president Nelson Mandela as he begs during rush hour in Mthata near Nelson Mandela’s former home Qunu.
Sixty-two-year-old Olivia Tsangane, a neighbour of Nelson Mandela, poses for a photograph in the late South African president’s ancestral village of Qunu, South Africa. The inspirational world leader died on 5 December aged 95.
Young Indian schoolchildren hold candles and portraits of former South African president Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute to him on hearing of his death, at a school in Ahmadabad, India.
Kindergarten children sing “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa. Read more
South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Adams said he felt driven to create the portrait as a way of thanking the ailing former president for creating educational opportunities that enabled him to become an artist. He plans to auction the painting and donate the proceeds to children’s charities. Read more
People pray in Pretoria’s Petra church during a gospel mass on Sunday. Nelson Mandela, former South African president, remains in a critical condition in Pretoria’s Medi Clinic Heart hospital where emotional crowds continue to gather, as relatives and clan elders make preparations for the revered former leader’s final journey
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Children release balloons after a prayer for former South Africa President Nelson Mandela on Friday outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. During a nearly one month battle for his life in hospital, Mr Mandela has occasionally been uncomfortable but has not been in pain, his wife Graca Machel said on Thursday. Doctors said he was in a “permanent vegetative state” and advised his family to turn off his life support machine, according to court documents dated June 26 obtained by AFP. Read more
A woman from a prayer group plays an instrument on Thursday outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African president Nelson Mandela is staying. The exhumed remains of three of Nelson Mandela’s children at the centre of an ugly family feud were due to undergo forensic tests today before reburial in the anti-apartheid hero’s childhood village. The public row comes as the 94-year-old former political prisoner, who became South Africa’s first black president, lies critically ill in hospital.
Seven-year-old Lehlohonolo Nkosi waves in front of her mother’s shadow as they leave the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, where Nelson Mandela, former South African President, is being treated, in Pretoria on Wednesday Read more
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A man prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection in Pretoria, South Africa.