Unveiled in London

<B>Unveiled in London</b><BR>
A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela is unveiled in London's Parliament Square, Wednesday, as Nelson Mandela, left, his wife Graca Machel, second from left, wave. Nelson Mandela saluted the heroes of South Africa's struggle against apartheid Wednesday at the unveiling of his statue at a ceremony in London recognizing him as one of the greatest leaders of the age. Mandela, 89, said the statue - which joins those of Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill in London's Parliament Square -- was a symbol for all those who resisted oppression. "Though this statue is of one man, it should in actual fact symbolize all those who have resisted oppression, especially in my country," Mandela said at the ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

( AP/Lewis Whyld / August 29, 2007 )

Unveiled in London
A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela is unveiled in London's Parliament Square, Wednesday, as Nelson Mandela, left, his wife Graca Machel, second from left, wave. Nelson Mandela saluted the heroes of South Africa's struggle against apartheid Wednesday at the unveiling of his statue at a ceremony in London recognizing him as one of the greatest leaders of the age. Mandela, 89, said the statue - which joins those of Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill in London's Parliament Square -- was a symbol for all those who resisted oppression. "Though this statue is of one man, it should in actual fact symbolize all those who have resisted oppression, especially in my country," Mandela said at the ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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