A woman kneels near floral tributes to Mandela at the South African High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London. Britain's Queen Elizabeth said she's "deeply saddened" by the Mandela's death, adding that he had "worked tirelessly for the good of his country."
A video screenshot shows retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a news conference following Mandela's death. "We are relieved that his suffering is over, but our relief is drowned in our grief," he told reporters at SABC Auditorium in Cape Town, South Africa.
A newspaper vendor organizes stacks of papers in New York City. South African President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday that Mandela had died after a prolonged lung infection. His death made front page news around the world.
A South African national pays homage to an image of Mandela at the South African Embassy in Beijing. Mandela was freed from prison in 1990 and became South Africa's first black president in 1994. He left office after one term, laying the groundwork for a healthy democracy that's thriving today.
Dawn Stephens (left), along with daughters Alyssa and Anaya Stephens and mother Victoria Johnson, observe a moment of silence for Mandela during a public meeting at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.