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    Mandela Admitted to Hospital

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his birthday in Qunu, South Africa, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Across the country, and even abroad, people are doing good deeds to honor the country's most famous statesman on his 94th birthday Wednesday.(AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    Schalk van Zuydam / AP Photo

    Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for "medical attention," according to government sources. Current President Jacob Zuma released a statement saying the visit was no cause for alarm, simply the result of his being 94 years old. "The medical team is assured of our support as they look after and ensure the comfort of our beloved founding president of a free and democratic South Africa," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.

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