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From the White House:

Check out behind-the-scenes photos from President Obama’s trip to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

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From the National Archives:

Nelson Mandela
July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

President William J. Clinton with Nelson Mandela participating in the Philadelphia Liberty Medal Awards Ceremony and Festival outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 07/04/1993.
Robert McNeely, photographer.
From the series: Photographs Relating to the Clinton Administration, 01/20/1993 - 01/20/2001

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From the National Archives:

Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

President William J. Clinton with Nelson Mandela participating in the Philadelphia Liberty Medal Awards Ceremony and Festival outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 07/04/1993.

Robert McNeely, photographer.

From the series: Photographs Relating to the Clinton Administration, 01/20/1993 - 01/20/2001

Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived — a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.
President Obama, December 5, 2013 (via The State Department)
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The First Family shares a moment in former President Nelson Mandela’s cell at Robben Island Prison.

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The First Family shares a moment in former President Nelson Mandela’s cell at Robben Island Prison.