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World leaders,South Africans remember Nelson Mandela

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Joyous,singing South Africans gathered in the rain on Tuesday to honour Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries,united in tribute to a global symbol of reconciliation. (AP)

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Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in Soweto,the Johannesburg township that was a stronghold of support for the anti-apartheid struggle that Nelson Mandela embodied as a prisoner of white rule for 27 years and then during a peril-fraught transition to the all-race elections that made him president. (AP)

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U.S. President Barack Obama landed in South Africa early on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama,left,and first lady Michelle Obama,right,arrive at Waterkloof Air Base for a memorial service in honour of former South African leader Nelson Mandela. (AP/PTI)

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Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel listens to speakers during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg. (AP)

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,left,Nelson Mandela's former wife,attends the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. (AP)

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Members of the Mandela family take their seats on the stand during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela. (AP)

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela. (AP)

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee along with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi,Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj,Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma,CPM leader Sitaram Yechury and BSP MP Satish Chandra Mishra in a Special Aircraft before leaving for Pretoria,South Africa to attend the condolence meeting of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. (PTI)

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Actress Charlize Theron was seen with musician Bono at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg,Tuesday,Dec. 10,2013. (AP) -

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In this image from TV,Archbishop Desmond Tutu,centre,arrives with joint UN-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi,right,and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan,left,as they arrive at the FNB Stadium in Soweto,South Africa,for the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. (AP)

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Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of the day when Mandela and South Africa's last apartheid-era president,F.W. de Klerk,received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to bring peace to their country.

South African President Thabo Mbeki,is welcomed as he arrives at the FNB Stadium in Soweto,South Africa,for the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela. (AP)

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South Africa's last apartheid-era president,F.W. de Klerk,centre,arrives at the FNB Stadium in Soweto,South Africa,ahead of a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela,Tuesday Dec. 10,2013. (AP)

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Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito,right,is shown to his seat for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto. (AP)

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Former British Prime Minister John Major arrives for the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg,Tuesday,Dec. 10,2013. (AP)