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HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014
Goodbye Mandela
This picture shows a framed image of former South African president Nelson Mandela as people pay tributes following his death, in Johannesburg (AFP)
This picture shows a framed image of former South African president Nelson Mandela as people pay tributes following his death, in Johannesburg (AFP)
Tourists offer floral tributes near a sand sculpture of Nelson Mandela on a beach in Puri. (AP)
Tourists offer floral tributes near a sand sculpture of Nelson Mandela on a beach in Puri. (AP)
A subway rider reads a newspaper featuring news of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, in New York. (AP)
A subway rider reads a newspaper featuring news of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela, in New York. (AP)
England cricketers observe a minute
England cricketers observe a minute's silence to mark the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela on the second day of the second Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia in Adelaide. (AFP)
A man holds up candles to a mural depicting former South African president and civil rights champion Nelson Mandela. (AFP)
A man holds up candles to a mural depicting former South African president and civil rights champion Nelson Mandela. (AFP)
US President Barack Obama pauses as he makes remarks on the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the age of 95, at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)
US President Barack Obama pauses as he makes remarks on the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the age of 95, at the White House in Washington. (Reuters)
A woman holds a poster outside the house of former South African president Nelson Mandela after news of his death in Houghton. (AFP)
A woman holds a poster outside the house of former South African president Nelson Mandela after news of his death in Houghton. (AFP)
A selection of front pages from the British national newspapers on Nelson Mandela
A selection of front pages from the British national newspapers on Nelson Mandela's death. (AP)
People react outside the home of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. (AFP)
People react outside the home of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. (AFP)
An artist draws a miniature portrait of South Africa
An artist draws a miniature portrait of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela onto his thumbnail as he pays his homage in Siliguri. (AFP)
Flowers and tributes lie at the base of the plinth bearing a bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela in central London. (AFP photo)
Flowers and tributes lie at the base of the plinth bearing a bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela in central London. (AFP photo)
A note reading "Madiba, you will never be forgotten" and flowers are layed on the ground at the South African Embassy in Brussels. (AFP)
A note reading "Madiba, you will never be forgotten" and flowers are layed on the ground at the South African Embassy in Brussels. (AFP)
French flags and European flag fly half-mast in front of the French National Assembly in Paris, a day after the death in Johannesburg of South African former president Nelson Mandela. (AFP)
French flags and European flag fly half-mast in front of the French National Assembly in Paris, a day after the death in Johannesburg of South African former president Nelson Mandela. (AFP)
Flowers left in tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela hang on the construction fencing in front of a statue of Mandela at the South African Embassy before daybreak in Washington Friday. (AP Photo)
Flowers left in tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela hang on the construction fencing in front of a statue of Mandela at the South African Embassy before daybreak in Washington Friday. (AP Photo)
Lisbet Palme, widow of murdered Social Democrat party leader Olof Palme, signs the condolence book as Stefan Lofven present Social Democrat party leader on in Stockholm. (AFP)
Lisbet Palme, widow of murdered Social Democrat party leader Olof Palme, signs the condolence book as Stefan Lofven present Social Democrat party leader on in Stockholm. (AFP)

Mandela laid to rest at state funeral

A 21-gun salute and full honour guard escorted the coffin of Nelson Mandela at the Nobel peace laureate's state funeral. South Africa's first black president received a tearful funeral at his childhood village of Qunu, followed by a traditional burial attended by family and friends. Full Coverage: Goodbye Mandela

Mandela's remains reach boyhood village for burial

 The cortege carrying Nelson Mandela's body reached his final resting place, his boyhood village of Qunu, on Saturday.

Mandela's body being flown to ancestral village for state funeral tomorrow

Nelson Mandela's body was flown being today to South Africa's Eastern Cape region for a state funeral on Sunday in his ancestral village after a send-off for the anti-apartheid hero by the ruling African National Congress.

Mandela ceremony sign language interpreter was fake, claim experts

A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday.

Obama and Cameron squeeze in for selfie with Danish PM

Mandela's body arrives for viewing in SA

The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.

Full text of Obama's speech during the memorial for Mandela

US President Barack Obama hailed Nelson Mandela as a "giant of justice" on Tuesday but said too many leaders in the world claimed solidarity with his struggle for freedom "but do not tolerate dissent from their own people".

World unites for Nelson Mandela's memorial

Huge crowds of grieving South Africans converged on Soweto's World Cup stadium today, to sit side-by-side with presidents, priests, queens and sheikhs at a memorial service for unifying global icon Nelson Mandela.

‘Mandela’s philosophy has relevance in Indian polity’

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar regrets missing two South Africa tours in past couple of years where she could have met Nelson Mandela, again.

Mandela's village awaits the final return of their son

Elderly men in the picturesque village dotted with traditional round huts bow their heads and lower their voices when they speak of the anti-apartheid hero who has "returned to his ancestors".

Mandela death: Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa

At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.

World mourns anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela; burial on Dec 15

Very few people become global icons whose passing can dominate all of the world's front pages, trigger non-stop TV coverage and invite worshipful plaudits from across the media landscape. Nelson Mandela was one. Remembering Madiba, all steel and gentleness | HT Edit: Mandela, a man who belongs to the ages

The Mahatma of South Africa

You gave us Gandhi, we gave you the Mahatma,” Nelson Mandela is said to have remarked once while talking to one of his Indian friends.

Mandela: Unifying society through sport

Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Square is the city's brightest spot with a large statue of Mandela that finds people of all races. But for all of this to happen, sport was one of the driving forces.

World weeps: Global tributes, goodbyes to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela

People gathered in cities around the world to make their own personal tributes to Nelson Mandela on Friday, leaving flowers and setting up makeshift shrines in an outpouring of emotion for South Africa's anti-apartheid icon.

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies at 95, world bows in respect

The Nobel Peace laureate, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades as a political prisoner, died at his Johannesburg home surrounded by his family, after a long battle against lung infection.
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