AP PHOTOS: Thousands gather to remember Mandela

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 10, 2013 at 8:49 a.m.



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(AP) - They gathered by the tens of thousands in a Soweto soccer stadium, braving a cold rain to pay respects to Nelson Mandela: world leaders, family members and South Africans whose lives he helped change in his decades-long fight against apartheid. The list of dignitaries was long, ranging from President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro. And a handshake between those two men epitomized the spirit of reconciliation Mandela came to represent.

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