Nelson Mandela birth anniversary: Tribute in pictures

Updated: Jul 18, 2019, 10:38 | Soumil Kamat
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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 on February 9, 1990, two days before his release from jail. Klerk announced Mandela his release from the jail. (Pic-AFP)

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    Nelson Mandela shown in a file photo dated 1957 posing with his wife Winnie during their wedding. (Pic-AFP)

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    South African President Nelson Mandela (R) signs the country's new constitution while ANC's chief negotiator during the drafting process Cyril Ramaphosa looks on, at Sharpville stadium near Vereeniging 10 December 1996. (Pic-AFP)

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    Nelson Mandela congratulates South Africa's rugby team captain François Pienaar before handing him the Webb Ellis Cup after the 1995 Rugby World Cup final match South Africa. It was the inspiration to the plot for the celebrated movie 'Invictus'. (Pic-AFP)

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    Nelson Mandela (L), chats with US Oscar winner Charlize Theron on March 11, 2004, in Johannesburg. She is the first African woman to win an Oscar. (Pic-AFP)

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    Nelson Mandela (C) celebrates his birthday surrounded by his grandchildren at his house in Qunu, South Africa, on July 18, 2008. (Pic-AFP)

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    With Michelle Obama (L) at the launch of his new book Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations on June 27, 2011 (Pic-AFP/ Nelson Mandela Foundation)

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    Former US President Bill Clinton (L) celebrating with former South African President Nelson Mandela on his upcoming 88th birthday on July 13, 2006. (Pic-AFP)

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    Nelson Mandela (R) shakes hands with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on July 4, 1990, on the steps of No 10 Downing Street

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    Nelson Mandela (L) waves to the media and fans on June 25, 1990 after finishing his joint statement with then US President George Bush (R) on the White House South Lawn in Washington, DC

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    Nelson Mandela (l) and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hug each other on May 18, 1990 upon Mandela's arrival to Tripoli

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    Nelson Mandela (2nd L), flanked by his wife Winnie (C) and French president's wife Danielle Mitterrand (R), attends a ceremony in his honour at Trocadero Square on the Plaza of Freedom and Human right, June 6, 1990 in Paris. Nelson Mandela, who was released from jail on February 11, 1990, was in Paris for a two-day official visit

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    Nelson Mandela (L) warmly greets Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chairman Yasser Arafat on his arrival in Lusaka, February 27, 1990. It was the first visit of Nelson Mandela to a foreign country since his release from jail

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    Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie play with their grandchild Bambata at their Soweto home on February 21, 1990

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    Nelson Mandela addresses a rally attended by over 1,00,000 people at Soccer City Stadium in Soweto, 13 February 1990, as a bodyguard inspects the crowd with binoculars

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    A picture taken on February 11, 1990 shows Nelson Mandela (C) and his then-wife Winnie raising their fists and saluting cheering crowd upon Mandela's release from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl

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    Nelson Mandela delivers his first public speech in Cape Town on February 11, 1990, since his release from jail

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    Nelson Mandela is pictured during a visit by former US president on July 17, 2012 at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, on the eve of his 94th birthday

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    A file photo of Nelson Mandela, dated 1961

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    Eight men, among them anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela, sentenced to life imprisonment leave the Palace of Justice in Pretoria 16 June 1964 with their fists raised in defiance through the barred windows of the prison car. (Pic-AFP)

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About The Gallery

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, July 18 in 1918. We look at his life through picture

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