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South Africans gather outside Nelson Mandela's home in Johannesburg. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95, President Jacob Zuma said on December 6. (Dec. 6, 2013)(Credit: Getty Images)

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South Africans pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

South Africans are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old former leader who has been hospitalized since June 8 with a recurring lung infection. The popular leader brought the country out of the apartheid era and served as its first president in 1994. Mandela died on Dec. 5, 2013 at the age of 95.