Nelson Mandela through the years
Nelson Mandela died December 5, 2013 in South Africa. He was 95.
A young Nelson Mandela is pictured in the 1960s before he was sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage. He was sentenced in June 1964 during the famous Rivonia trials.
Nelson Mandela is seen with his former wife Winnie in this undated file picture.
June 25, 1990: African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela waves after he and U.S. President George Bush made remarks on the South Lawn of the White House. The pair were scheduled to hold a working lunch.
July 4, 1990: African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela (R) is greeted by British Prime Minister Margarat Thatcher at 10 Downing Street prior to their talks.
Feb. 11, 1994: African National Congress President Nelson Mandela is seen staring out of the window of the prison cell he occupied on Robben Island for much of his 27 year incarceration.
June, 24, 1995: South African President Nelson Mandela (L) raises his arms in jubilation as Springbok captain Francois Pienaar holds aloft the Webb Ellis cup after South Africa's victory over New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final played at Ellis Park. South Africa won 15-12 in extra time.
Feb. 7, 1977: South African President Nelson Mandela gestures during his state of the nation address at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town. Mandela concentrated on crime and the economy, the country's two major problems at the time after nearly three years of democracy.
March 17, 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales (R), meets South African President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town. Mandela praised Diana for having influenced his government to ban the making of anti-personnel mines.
June 18, 1998: Former South African President Nelson Mandela leads Pope John Paul II for talks as they met at the Vatican. During the visit, Mandela thanked the Pope for the Catholic Church's help in the education and health care of black South Africans when the white minority government wrote them off as second-class citizens.
Sept. 2, 2001: Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) hugs Cuba's President Fidel Castro during a visit to Mandela's home in Houghton, Johannesburg. Ailing Cuban leader Castro said Feb. 19, 2008, that he will not return to lead the country, retiring as head of state 49 years after he seized power in an armed revolution.
Feb. 1, 2002: Britain's Prince Charles (R) shares a light moment with Nelson Mandela (L) during a show at the Amsterdam arena on the eve of the Dutch Roual wedding. Some 1,750 guests attended the marriage, Feb. 2, 2002, of Queen Beatrix's eldest son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Argentine-born Maxima Zorreguieta.
May 25, 2002: Irish rock star Bono (R) and Former South African President Nelson Mandelapose after they met at Mandela's resident at Houghton in Johannesburg. U.S.Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Bono are on a three-dayvisit to South Africa during a four nation African tour.
July 2, 2003: Nelson Mandela is seen with former Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair and former U.S. President Bill Clinton after attending a Gala night in Westminster Hall in London. The three men attended the Gala night to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Trust and the establishment of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
July 23, 2005: Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) shares a moment with his wife Graca Machel (R) ahead of the final match of the Mandela Rugby Challenge Plate at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.
July 19, 2003: Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machelcelebrate underneath a shower of confetti at a glamourous multi-racialbanquet held in honour of the anti-apartheid hero's 85th birthday, in theplush Johannesburg suburb of Sandton.
July 18, 2004: In this file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, center, is flanked by his wife Graca Machel, left, and his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, right, on his 86th birthday party in, Qunu, South Africa. Madikizela-Mandela was back in the spotlight as investigators re-opened moldering murder dockets about the fate of two young activists last seen at her home 24 years ago.
Feb. 8, 2005: Nelson Mandela attends a memorial for his biographer and former Drum editor Anthony Sampson in Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela attends a memorial for his biographer and former Drum editor late Anthony Sampson in Johannesburg.
Aug. 6, 2012: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) poses for a photograph with Nelson Mandela, 94, former president of South Africa, and his wife Graca Machel (L) at his home in Qunu, South Africa. Clinton praised the "beautiful" smile of her friend Mandela when they met at his country home on Monday during her multi-nation trade and security tour through Africa. Mandela, in failing health, has only seen a few visitors outside his family in recent years.
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July 11, 2010: In this photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, with his wife Graca Machel, right, attends the final of the FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament in Johannesburg, Mandela's last public appearance. Mandela, now old and frail, lives in seclusion in his Johannesburg home.
July 18, 2012: In this file photo, Nelson Mandela celebrates his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa.
Nov. 6, 2012: A shop owner shows off South Africa's new banknotes, which features an image of former president Nelson Mandela on the front and images of the country's "Big Five" wild animals on the reverse, as they go into official circulation in Pretoria.
March, 28, 2013: A child passes portraits of former president Nelson Mandela depicted in various stages of his life in a Soweto, South Africa, street. In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside South African politician Frederik Willem de Klerk, who was credited with Mandela's release. Mandela is a revered figure in South Africa, which has honored his legacy of reconciliation by naming buildings and other places after him and printing his image on national banknotes.
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May 27, 2013: In this photo, a newly unveiled statue of former president Nelson Mandela stands outside the Johannesburg Magistrates Courts and Mandela's former law offices where he practiced law. Mandela, in the twilight of life, doesn't talk much anymore, his daughter Makaziwe says, but the former political prisoner who fought apartheid and who wrote of his regret at being unable to devote himself to his family during the fight against apartheid and afterwards, reaches out in another way.