Farewell Madiba: Scenes From Nelson Mandela's Funeral

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  • The Elderly Mourn Their Beloved Leader
  • Military Fly South African Flags
  • Capturing the Memory
  • Final Farewell
  • Draped in Tradition
  • A Final Goodbye
  • Mandela's Life Celebrated
  • Thousands Join Family for State Funeral
  • Embrace
  • World Leaders Pay Respects to Mandela
  • Desmond Tutu Attends Service
  • Oprah Joins in Honoring Madiba
  • South African President Zuma Delivers Eulogy
  • Families Gather to Watch TV Broadcast of Funeral
  • Prayers for Mandela

Draped in Tradition

In a private ceremony in Qunu, Nelson Mandela's casket is draped with lion skin by local chiefs, as part of rituals belonging to the Xhosa tribe, kin of Mandela's Thembu clan. His grandson Mandla Mandela watches as the tradition is performed. The burial ended 10 days of mourning since Mandela's passing on Dec. 5. (AP Photo/Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)

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