1. People listen to a radio as South African President Jacob Zuma announces the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela in South Africa:

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2. A woman cries as she holds a candle and a flower outside Mandela’s house in Houghton, South Africa:

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3. People gather at the statue of Mandela at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C.:

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4. People chant and sing outside Mandela’s home after news of his death:

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5. Lungi Morrison, the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, sings after lighting a candle for Mandela in London:

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6. A woman holds a poster outside Mandela’s home:

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7. Flowers, candles, and tributes are left in memory of Mandela near Trafalgar Square in London:

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8. The Omni Hotel in Dallas is lit up in the colors of the South Africa flag in honor of Mandela:

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9. The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat players hold a moment of silence for Mandela before their game in Chicago:

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10. Mourners light candles outside the Embassy of South Africa:

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11. South Africans light candles for Mandela on hearing of his death outside his Johannesburg home:

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13. People release paper lanterns outside Madiba, a restaurant named in honor of Mandela, in Brooklyn:

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14. Mourners look at a statue of Mandela outside the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C.:

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15. A man holds candles in front of a mural of Mandela and President Obama in New York:

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16. The Apollo Theater marquee pays respects to the life of Mandela:

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17. A picture of Mandela is taped to a wall beneath the Apollo Theater marquee:

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18. The United Nations Security Council observes a minute of silence upon the news of the death of Mandela:

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19. The morning after Mandela’s death, mourners continued to gather outside his home in Houghton, Johannesburg:

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20. The mourners came together, singing and dancing to celebrate the life of their beloved “Madiba”:

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21. A giant photo banner of Mandela now covers the facade of the Quai d’Orsay Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris:

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22. Flags across London were flown at half-mast, including the Union Jack at the Houses of Parliament:

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23. The flat at the South African High Commission in London is also at half-mast:

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24. Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013.

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