Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Features : Nelson Mandela: A Life In Pictures

Nelson Mandela: A Life In Pictures
Nelson Mandela, the former South African President and anti-apartheid activist, died December 5th at age 95. In this picture, Mandela saluted the crowd in Galeshewe Stadium near Kimberley, South Africa, before a “People’s Forum” Friday, Feb. 25, 1994.

Nelson Mandela, activist against Apartheid, here in his youth c. 1950
Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress

African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela and his then-wife Winnie at their wedding in 1957. This copy was taken from the family album the original was by Alf Khumalo.

1958, Johannesburg, South Africa — Nelson and Winnie in their wedding photo from 1958. South African President F.W. De Klerk announced on February 10, 1990 that Mandela would be freed from jail after 27 years of incarceration.

A file photo dated 1961 of South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela.

Women join in a demonstration in South Africa, Aug. 16, 1962, demanding the release of Nelson Mandela, former secretary of the banned African National Congress, who appeared in court on a charge of incitement. The women, together with Winnie Mandela chanted “down with Verwoerd” on the steps of the Johannesburg City Hall.

1962, London, England, UK — South African anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician Nelson Mandela on visit to London.

In this July 4, 1990 photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, left, shakes hands with ANC deputy leader Nelson Mandela outside 10 Downing Street, London, prior to talks and a luncheon.

ANC (African National Congress) President Nelson Mandela raises his fist, 13 November 1993, during a meeting in Mpumalanga.

Mandela dances to celebrate ANC election victory in Johannesburg, March 1994.

A file photo showing South African President Nelson Mandela taking the oath 10 May 1994 during his inauguration at the Union Building in Pretoria.

Nelson Mandela, left, shows the way to Princess Diana, during in Cape Town, Monday, March 17 1997. Diana met Mandela to discuss the threat of AIDS in South Africa.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, wearing the red AIDS ribbon on his shirt, addresses a press conference in front of his former prison cell on Robben Island, off Cape Town 28 November 2003 ahead of the ’46664′ concert. The ’46664′ concert, which happened in Cape Town in 2003, was part of Nelson Mandela’s call to the world for action against AIDS.

In this Saturday, May 15, 2004, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy, in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA’s executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In this file photo taken July 18, 2004, 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.

US First Lady Michelle Obama, left, visits with former South African President Nelson Mandela, at his home, in Houghton, South Africa, in June 2011. First lady Michelle Obama and her family met with Nelson Mandela during a private visit at the former South African president’s home. Mrs. Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson, were viewing some of Mandela’s personal papers at his foundation Tuesday when according to White House officials, he sent word that he wanted to meet them. It was Mrs. Obama’s first meeting with the prisoner-turned-president.

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