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Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesman and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa has died. He was 95.

Published: December 5, 2013

Mourners gather outside the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 where Mandela died Thursday night after a long illness.

Antoine de Ras, Independent Newspapers Limited/AP Photo

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