Nelson Mandela birth anniversary: Tribute in pictures

South Africa's first black President and anti-apartheid icon, who served 27 years in jail and was the 1st to be elected in a democratic election was born on this day in 1918. We look at his life through pictures

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South Africa's president Frederik W. De Klerk (L) poses with the world most famous prisoner anti-apartheid leader and ANC member Nelson Mandela, in Cape Town, 09 February 1990, two days before his release from jail. Klerk announced Mandela his release from the jail. (Pic-AFP)

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    South Africa's president Frederik W. De Klerk (L) poses with the world most famous prisoner anti-apartheid leader and ANC member Nelson Mandela, in Cape Town, 09 February 1990, two days before his release from jail. Klerk announced Mandela his release from the jail. (Pic-AFP)

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