Thousands say farewell to Nelson Mandela

Published: Dec 24 2013 07:30:05 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 10 2013 10:28:57 AM EST

More than 100 world leaders joined thousands of South Africans to bid farewell to former President Nelson Mandela.

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A man holds a placard with an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City, during the national memorial service for Mandela in Johannesburg.

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