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Monday, 16 December 2013 20:03

PhotoNews: Nelson Madiba Mandela funeral

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"He went to school barefoot yet he rose to be one of the greatest leaders of the world. Today we say goodbye to South Africa's most famous son." - Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy president and the African National Congress leader

"Family members, celebrities, royalty, entrepreneurs and world leaders attended the funeral service for Nelson Mandela, which was filled with fond, inspirational memories of the man known as 'Tata Madiba' who 'loved everyone' and fought against apartheid for a free South Africa.With soaring freedom songs, poignant memories and inside family jokes, thousands of mourners Sunday paid tribute to freedom icon Nelson Mandela at an emotional funeral in his childhood village, Qunu."- Daily News

Officers paying their respects at the burial site of the late anti-Apartheid hero. PHOTO: AFP

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela (left) watches as military soldiers stand at attention over Madela's casket before his burial.

The coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela is carried to the burial site during his funeral ceremony in Qunu.

The coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela is carried on a gun carrier.

The casket of former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to his burial site.

Family members during their arrival at the burial site of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu. PHOTO: AFP Mandela family members
Ex-wife, Winnie (right); widow, Graca and another family member, during the Mandela's final home journey. PHOTO: AFP
British entrepreneur Richard Branson (right) and Oprah Winfrey (center) attend the funeral ceremony for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu on Sunday.
Britain's Prince Charles attends Nelson Mandela's burial service.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (center) at the service.
Jesse Jackson meets Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) and Lindiwe Sisulu (left).
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe (center) and his partner Gugu Maseko (left) meet Zimbabwe MDC Leader Morgan Tsvangarai at Nelson Mandela's burial service.
Rev. Jesse Jackson (right) meets former South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka at Nelson Mandela's burial service.
Lefto right: Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela Madikizela, South Africa President Jacob Zuma and Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral ceremony.
South African military helicopers fly over the burial site of South African leader Nelson Mandela in the compound of his former home in Qunu.

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