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A Tribute To Great Leader - Nelson Mandela

Updated on December 31, 2013

A Revolutionary Man......(Died on December 5, 2013.) Nelson Mandela's Life In Pictures......

Commitment........

In 1944 he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and helped establish its youth league, the ANCYL. Mandela’s commitment to activism intensified after the 1948 introduction of the apartheid.

Wedding.......

This photograph taken in 1957 shows South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela posing with his wife Winnie during their wedding

Life Imprisonment......

On 12 June 1964 - Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life for sabotage.

Historic Moments.......

In this Feb. 11, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela, left, and his wife, Winnie, walk out of the Victor Verster prison in Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa, after Mandela had spent 27 years in jail.

Great Memories.......

Nelson Mandela shaking hands with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on the steps of No 10 Downing Street in July 1990.

Great Accomplishment.......

ANC leader, South African Nelson Mandela (L) and South African President, South African, F.W.De Klerk (R) posing for a photograph with medals and diplomas as they share the Nobel Peace Price 1993.

Fruits Of Long Struggle......

On becoming the first black President of South Africa , 1994.

Royal Visit......

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and President Nelson Mandela during the British monarch's state visit to South Africa in 1995, a year after Mandela took office in 1994.

Pope John Paul's Visit.......

Pope John Paul II and South African President Nelson Mandela talking at the Presidential guest house in Pretoria in September 1995.

Moral authority.......

In this Aug. 22, 1996 file photo, the Dalai Lama walks hand-in-hand with South African President Nelson Mandela prior to an official reception at the presidential office in Cape Town, South Africa.

Two Legends.......

In this March 17, 1997 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, left, shows the way to Britain's Princess Diana in Cape Town, South Africa.

Leader and philanthropist........

South African President Nelson Mandela (L) shares a joke with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates after their meeting at Mandela's residence in Cape Town, in this file picture taken March 11, 1997.

With Cuban President.......

South African Nobel Peace Prize winner and iconic political prisoner Nelson Mandela with Cuban President Fidel Castro at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the GATT Agreement in 1998.

Important Meeting........

In this Aug. 11, 1998 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gesture during a meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.

Two Celebrities........

Nelson Mandela and American pop singer Michael Jackson arrive at a news conference in Cape Town in 1999.

With Oprah.........

Nelson Mandela poses with television personality Oprah Winfrey in Henley, Johannesburg, in this December 6, 2002 picture.

World Leaders.......

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former South African President Nelson Mandela and former US President Bill Clinton attending a gala night to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Trust in 2003.

Meeting West Indian Cricket Legend.......

West Indian cricket star, Brian Lara with Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2005.

Unique Friendship......

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton embraces Nelson Mandela during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation July 19, 2007 in Johannesburg.

Memories.......

US actor Brad Pitt (top) with Former South African President Nelson Mandela, after being appointed as a 46664 Ambassador (the number denotes Mandela's prison ID) in 2009.

Obama's Family's Visit.......

Obama's wife, Michelle, met Nelson Mandela during her trip to Africa in 2011.

Yet Another Memorable Photo.......

Nelson Mandela, aged 94, is seen at his home in Qunu, South Africa during a visit from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2012.

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