In Support of Nelson Mandela

  • A group of well-wishers hold candles as they pray for the recovery of Nelson Mandela outside the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated. Mandela's close family gathered yesterday at his rural homestead to discuss the failing health of the South African anti-apartheid icon,  Messages of support poured in from around the world for the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who spent 27 years behind bars for his struggle under white minority rule, and went on to become South Africa's first black president. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Residents of a nearby tower block stand on the roof looking over the Heart Hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, June 27, 2013, in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma visited Mandela during his 20th day in the hospital.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Supporters gather outside the Heart Hospital in Pretoria to pay their respects to ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela, June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • A man and boy pause to pay respect to ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela outside Heart Hospital in Pretoria, June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • Well-wishers hold candles as they gather in support of ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa, June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • Well-wishers sing in support of ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the hospitall where he is being treated, June 27, 2013.    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • Supporters gather to pay their respects to ailing President Nelson Mandela outside the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated, June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • Members of the Salvation Army pray outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated, June 27, 2013. South Africans prepared to say farewell to ailing anti-apartheid leader Mandela, after his condition deteriorated, forcing President Jacob Zuma to cancel a trip to neighboring Mozambique. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • Well-wishers pay respect to ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, June 27, 2013.    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • Mapula Molewa is overcome by emotion outside the hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated, June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
  • Nelson Mandela's grandchildren leave the Pretoria hospital where Mandela is being treated, June 27, 2013. Mandela is still clinging to life, his eldest daughter Makaziwe said on Thursday,REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
  • A ruling African National Congress (ANC) party supporter shouts slogans while dancing in support of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the hospital in Pretoria, where the ailing leader is being treated, June 27, 2013. Mandela was in a "very critical" condition on life support Thursday, family members said, warning South Africa and the world that "anything is imminent" for the revered anti-apartheid hero.  AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
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