Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the age of 95. The former anti-apartheid activist, imprisoned for decades, was freed in 1990 and rose to become South Africa's first black president just four years later. Once in office, he actively sought reconciliation and peace, inviting former adversaries to help him create a new "Rainbow Nation." After leaving the presidency, Mandela remained an inspirational activist until his failing health forced him to retire from public view in 2004. The day after his death, millions around the world are remembering his legacy.

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