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Reaction to Nelson Mandela’s death

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Mourners from Nigeria sing outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday’s national memorial service for Mandela are put in place. (Themba Hadebe / Associated Press)
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Bokamoso, 4, warms her hands over candles placed between flowers outside of the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. (Markus Schreiber / Associated Press)
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Malika is lifted by her mother to kiss a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela before a service conducted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Christopher Furlong / Getty Images)
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses a crowd during a remembrance ceremony for the late Nelson Mandela held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Ian Langsdon / EPA)
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Vice President Joe Biden signs a book of condolences for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One to depart for the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Kristoffer Tripplaar / Pool)
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A young boy watches as a military convoy takes positions near the home and where the late former South African President Nelson Mandela will be buried in Qunu, South Africa. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday’s national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are put in place. (Antoine de Ras / Associated Press)
Johannesburg
A pedestrian sits and reads a copy of the Sowetan daily newspaper with a front page photograph of the former South African President Nelson Mandela following the announcement of his death in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Dean Hutton / Bloomberg)
Soweto
Children carrying a placard walk along Vilikazi street outside the late Nelson Mandela’s Soweto home in South Africa. (TJ Lemon / EPA)
Johannesburg
A woman holding a candle and a rose cries outside the house of former South African President Nelson Mandela following his death in Johannesburg. (ALEXANDER JOE / AFP/Getty Images)
Johannesburg
A photograph and floral tributes sit beside a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Nelson Mandela Square following the announcement of his death in Johannesburg. (Dean Hutton / Bloomberg)
London
Tributes are placed at the foot of a statue of Nelson Mandela in Parliament Square in London. (Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images)
Chennai, India
Schoolchildren hold candles near a giant portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Chennai, India. (Arun Sankar K / Associated Press)
Beijing
A woman cleans up outside the South African Embassy where portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela and flowers offered by people are placed in Beijing. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)
Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistani children hold candles while sitting around a portrait of late South African President Nelson Mandela in Karachi, Pakistan. (Fareed Khan / Associated Press)
Ahmadabad, India
Young Indian schoolchildren hold candles and portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute to him on hearing of his death at a school in Ahmadabad, India. (Ajit Solanki / Associated Press)
Bilin, West Bank
A Palestinian demonstrator holds portraits of late South African Leader Nelson Mandela and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as he stands in front of an Israeli soldier during the weekly demonstration against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin. (Majdi Mohammed / Associated Press)
Johannesburg
South Africans hold pictures of former President Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute after his death in Johannesburg. (Alexander Joe / AFP/Getty Images)
Johannesburg
South Africans hold a candlelight vigil outside the house of former President Nelson Mandela. (Alexander Joe / AFP/Getty Images)
Johannesburg
Mourners sing songs outside Mandela’s house. (Kim Ludbrook / European Pressphoto Agency)
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Mourners gather outside Mandela’s home. (Kim Ludbrook / European Pressphoto Agency)
Johannesburg
South Africans pay tribute to Mandela. (Alexander Joe / AFP/Getty Images)
Johannesburg
Candles burn for Mandela outside his home. (Denis Farrell / Associated Press)
Washington, D.C.
News crews gather around a statue of Mandela outside the South African Embassy in Washington. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
United Nations
The U.N. Security Council observes a minute of silence upon the news of Mandela’s death. (Eskinder Debebe / AFP/Getty Images)
Washington, D.C.
At the White House, President Obama delivers remarks on the passing of Nelson Mandela. (Ron Sachs / European Pressphoto Agency)
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