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Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures
Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie in this undated file picture.
A married housewife gazes adoringly at a doctor in a tea shop and tells him he looks younger somehow. A baker in a tuxedo woos a widow on wintry Brooklyn street. Two TV newspeople scream about their love while riding animated unicorns.
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In this July 4, 1993 photo, President Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela listen during Fourth of July ceremonies in Philadelphia during which Clinton presented the Philadelphia Liberty Medal to the African National Congress president and South African President F.W. de Klerk. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)
African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela greeted residents of Mmabatho in March 1994, during a visit after the nominal homeland came under South African control following the ousting of the former President Lucas Mangope. (Reuters/Howard Burditt)
South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar, right, received the Rugby World Cup trophy from President Nelson Mandela also wearing a South African rugby shirt, after South Africa defeated New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup , in 1995. (AP Photo / Ross Setford)
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