In Photos: Global Reaction To Mandela's DeathPeople around the world are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, the activist who became an icon of equality and South Africa's first black president. He died Thursday at age 95.
Mourners sing songs outside the Nelson Mandela's residence in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former South African president and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at 95.
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Members of the African National Congress Womens League hold candles and sing songs in memory of Mandela.
Mourners place flowers near graffiti painted on the wall of a building in Loures, on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal.
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Tiwanna DeMoss-Norman and Omari Norman hold candles outside the South Africa Embassy in Washington, D.C.
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A makeshift memorial outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y.
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People comfort each other outside Mandela's residence in Johannesburg.
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A woman leaves flowers at a statue of Mandela at South Bank in London. Mandela helped conquer apartheid in racially divided South Africa and was jailed for decades for his activism.
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."
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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.
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A person writes on a poster of Mandela filled with messages of condolence and support in the street outside his old house in Soweto.
Mourners weep and embrace in front of Cape Town City Hall, where Mandela made his first public address after being released from prison in 1990.
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.
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Schoolchildren hold candles and portraits of Mandela during a prayer ceremony at a school in Ahmedabad, India.
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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.
People light a candle for Mandela outside his home in Johannesburg.