Farewell Madiba: Scenes From Nelson Mandela's Funeral

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  • 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
  • The Elderly Mourn Their Beloved Leader
  • Military Fly South African Flags
  • Capturing the Memory
  • Final Farewell
  • Draped in Tradition

Mandela's Life Celebrated

Mourners gathered at a tent on his family's compound to sing and dance in celebration of Mandela's life for his funeral. His coffin was draped in his country's flag and set on top of black and white cattle skins. Ninety-five candles were lit to symbolize each year of his life. (Photo: AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)

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