Presidents, Royalty Expected for Mandela Memorial

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  • What Are the Security Challenges?
  • President Barack Obama
  • U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Predecessor Kofi Annan
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron
  • French President Francois Hollande
  • German President Joachim Gauck
  • Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Prince Felipe
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
  • Indian President Pranab Mukherjee
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
  • The Netherlands' Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans and King Willem-Alexander
  • Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  • Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Crown Prince Haakon
  • Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout
  • European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
  • European Union Council President Herman Van Rompuy
  • Top Vatican official Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana
  • Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak
  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  •  Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe
  • Nepal's Foreign Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire
  • Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid
  • The Group of "Elders" Says Goodbye to Founder
  • British Entrepreneur Richard Branson
  • World leaders to be included in opening remarks and interfaith prayers
  • Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamb
  • Mandela family friend Andrew Mlangeni
  • Third Generation of Mandelas to Lead Tributes
  • African Union Commission Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
  • Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao
  • Cuban President Raul Castro
  • South African President Jacob Zuma
  • Bishop Ivan Abrahams to lead sermon
  • Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
  • Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta
  • Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila

What Are the Security Challenges?

South African officials say the normal seating capacity of Johannesburg's FNB stadium probably won't suffice to accommodate all mourners. Security for the event is likely to be tight as the list of presidents, heads of government, royalty and celebrities keeps growing by the hour.

The South African government said Sunday a total of 53 heads of state, government and ministers have confirmed they will be attending the service. Here's a selection of confirmed attendees.

(Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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