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On Thursday, the world lost one of the most influential and well-respected leaders that history has ever seen. Newspapers and news agencies all around the world were tasked with a question: How do you remember a hero of Madiba's magnitude? And further, how do you do pick out that one sentence or that one photo that "best" captures his life and spirit?

This is how the world's papers including papers in Nelson Mandela's home country of South Africa remembered this beautiful man:

The Mail & Guardian from South Africa:

South Africa's Mercury:


The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal:

The Washington Post:

Chicago's Sun Times wins the loveliest cover in the U.S.:

New York's Daily News said goodbye to an dear friend:

The Times (UK):

Spain's El Pais:

Lebanon's Assafir:

Colombia's El Colombiano:


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