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    Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela (L) arrives for the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela at St Stithian’s College Chapel in Sandton, north of Johannesburg  on June 17, 2010. Thirteen-year-old Zenani Mandela was killed in a car that overturned on June 10 as it took her home from a pre-World Cup concert in Soweto. AFP PHOTO / POOL/Siphiwe Sibeko (Photo credit should read SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at age 95. Friends, family and military personnel gathered at the legendary anti-Apartheid leader’s deathbed at his Johannesburg home. Rumors about Mandela’s health, which has been faltering over the past year, swirled ahead of the official announcement, as people were seen entering his home earlier in the day. South Africa’s current president, Jacob Zuma, confirmed the beloved leader’s death Thursday afternoon.

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