South Africa

Mandela memorial, in photos

By Greg Nicolson 11 December 2013

Despite a heavy downpour, many people turned out to say farewell to former president Nelson Mandela at Soweto's FNB Stadium. We bring you the pictures. By GREG NICOLSON.

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Mandela’s face is shown on the stadium screen as attendees sing struggle songs in his honour. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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The top level of the stadium was full, with many people standing in the aisles. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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Before the memorial begins, a woman reads tributes to Mandela in the newspaper. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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Mourners carry Mandela placards while moving through the stadium. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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An ANC supporter sings for Mandela before the ceremony begins. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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The memorial had a festive atmosphere, with people singing and chanting for Tata. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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A group of young Mandela fans runs through the rain. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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Boys cover themselves with a banner to avoid the rain while US President Barack Obama delivers an address behind them. Photo by Greg Nicolson

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People cheer as Obama honours Mandela, one of his inspirations. Photo by Greg Nicolson. DM

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