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Celebration of Nelson Mandela 93 years Birthday (photos)

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Celebration of Nelson Mandela 93 Years

"South Africa celebrates Mandela Day, marking the 93rd birthday of the country’s first black president, with each citizen urged to donate 67 minutes for volunteer work — a minute for every year he devoted himself to the anti-apartheid struggle. Celebrations kick off at 0605 GMT with some 12.4 million children in schools around the country singing “Happy Birthday” - Nigeria's Vanguard

South African schoolchildren mark Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday

Graca Machel claps as children sing happy birthday to Nelson Mandela, at a community centre near his house in Qunu. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

 

An underprivileged child (L) receives a free haircut from members of the Dr. Nelson Mandela Fans' Forum as another child poses with a portrait of Mandela in Bangalore on July 18, 2011. The charity event was in honour of the 93rd birthday of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

An underprivileged child (L) receives a free haircut from members of the Dr. Nelson Mandela Fans' Forum as another child poses with a portrait of Mandela in Bangalore on July 18, 2011. The charity event was in honour of the 93rd birthday of former South..

A man reacts as he walks past a newspaper poster with a photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela  on it in  Mthatha, South Africa,  Sunday, July 17, 2011. Millions of South Africans will celebrate Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday on Monday, July, 18, 2011.

South African schoolchildren get ready before to sing happy birthday to former President Nelson Mandela as he turned 93 on July 18, 2011, at a Primary School in Johannesburg. The nation's 12.5 million schoolchildren sang 'Happy Birthday' before starting class Monday, with television and radio stations urging the nation to join in the special rendition of the song, given an African twist by a local composer. For the third year, at the request of his charitable foundation, July 18 is observed as Mandela Day, recognised by the United Nations as a global call to volunteer for good causes for 67 minutes -- representing each year of Mandela's life in active politics.South African schoolchildren get ready before to sing happy birthday to former President Nelson Mandela as he turned 93 on July 18, 2011, at a Primary School in Johannesburg.   pic :Getty image

 School children hold birthday cards during a symbolic handover on 17 July 2011 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg School children have made birthday cards for Mandela

 Children eat cake made during a birthday party of former South African President Nelson Mandela at a community center near Nelson Mandela house  in Qunu, South Africa,  Monday, July 18, 2011. Millions of school children around the country sang 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela, to celebrate his 93rd birthday. Photo: Schalk Van Zuydam / AP

Children eat cake made during a birthday party of former South African President Nelson Mandela at a community center near Nelson Mandela house in Qunu, South Africa, Monday, July 18, 2011. Millions of school children around the country sang 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela, to celebrate his 93rd birthday. Photo: Schalk Van Zuydam / AP

 A sculpture depicting former president Nelson Mandela as an amateur boxer in his youth, entitled South African schoolchildren get ready before to sing happy birthday to former President Nelson Mandela as he turned 93 on July 18, 2011, at a Primary School in Johannesburg. A sculpture depicting former president Nelson Mandela as an amateur boxer in his youth, entitled "Thunder in Africa" by artist Des Khoury on display at an Arts and Antiques Fare in Johannesburg, Sunday, July 17, 2011. The fair includs art works by Mandela, sculptures, photographs and memorabilia in honor of the famous statesman on the eve of his 93rd birthday. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

 A picture released by the Mandela family ahead of Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday shows Mr Mandela (C), flanked by (from L) Zaziwe Manaway and baby Ziphokazi Manaway, daughter Princess Zenani Dlamini and Zamaswazi Dlamini with baby Zamakhosi ObiriThe Mandela family released this photo ahead of Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday

 In this hand out photograph supplied by Peter Morey Photographic for the Mandela family, showing former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, center, with family members left to right Zaziwe Manaway,In this hand out photograph supplied by Peter Morey Photographic for the Mandela family, showing former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, center, with family members left to right Zaziwe Manaway, Ziphokazi Manaway, Zamaswazi Dlamini and Zamak Obiri at Mandela's hometown in Qunu, South Africa, Sunday July 17, 2011. Mandela celebrates his 93rd birthday Monday July 18, 2011. Center back is Mandela';s daughter Princess Zenani Dlamini. (AP Photo/.

In this hand out photograph supplied by Peter Morey Photographic for the Mandela family, showing former South African president Nelson Mandela, center, with family members left to right Zaziwe Manaway

 

A woman reacts as she see a newspaper poster with a photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela  on it in  Mthatha, South Africa,  Sunday, July 17, 2011. Millions of South Africans will cel

Graca Machel, center, the wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela works in the garden of a community center near Nelson Mandela house  in Qunu, South Africa,  Monday, July 18, 2011. MillGraca Machel, center, the wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela works in the garden of a community center near Nelson Mandela house in Qunu, South Africa, Monday, July 18, 2011.   AP

Burn victims sing happy birthday for former president Nelson Mandela, affectionately known as Madiba, Monday July 18,  2011, at the Children of Fire charity and blind school in Johannesburg.  More thaBurn victims sing happy birthday for former president Nelson Mandela, affectionately known as Madiba, Monday July 18, 2011, at the Children of Fire charity and blind school in Johannesburg. More than 12 million school children sang a special version of the song, written for the anti-apartheid leader, before lessons began to celebrate his 93rd birthday. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

 Nelson Mandela with his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, second from right, surrounded by family members, celebrate his birthday. pic:Peter Morey, AP

 

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