South Africa

In pictures: Remembering Nelson Mandela

By Thapelo Lekgowa 11 December 2013

As the rain poured down on the FNB Stadium in Soweto, THAPELO LEKGOWA did the rounds with his camera.

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There was a festive atmosphere at times, with members of the crowd singing and dancing. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa.

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Mourners wave flags and images of Nelson Mandela. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa

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The rain poured down. Mourners, undeterred, kept coming. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa.

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Mourners sing and pray. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa.

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Some of the stands were chock-a-block, although most of the time the stadium was approximately two-thirds full. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa.

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A mourner adds her own touch. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa

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A mourner prays. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa

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A man in protest against the National Anthem is seen at the Mandela memorial, Soweto. Photo by Thapelo Lekgowa

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Little Charys Rudling is at the FNB Stadium with her family: “Sharp, Sharp.” Photo by Thapelo Lekgowa

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A ‘We will always love you, Tata’ banner is used as a shield by participants at the Mandela memorial. Photo by Thapelo Lekgowa

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A Zimbabwean flag is waved at the FNB stadium in Soweto. There were also cheers for Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. Photo by Thapelo Lekgowa

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After the national anthem, EFF members held high their red berets, screaming “Freedom!” Photo by Thapelo Lekgowa. DM

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