Faces of Nelson Mandela through the ages are shown on a big screen during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Photo gallery: Thousands gather to remember Mandela
By The Associated Press
First Published Dec 10 2013 09:36 am • Last Updated Dec 10 2013 02:21 pm
They gathered by the tens of thousands in a Soweto soccer stadium, braving a cold rain to pay respects to Nelson Mandela: world leaders, family members and South Africans whose lives he helped change in his decades-long fight against apartheid. The list of dignitaries was long, ranging from President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro. And a handshake between those two men epitomized the spirit of reconciliation Mandela came to represent.
Here are some images from the service:
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