1. RIP Nelson Mandela

RIP Nelson Mandela

South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, 95 has died. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. Mandela’s body started to reject the antibodies treating his lung infection, which ultimately claimed his life.

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2. Young Nelson Mandela

Young Nelson Mandela

African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela. (Photo credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)

3. Nelson Mandela Marries First Wife Winnie Mandela

Nelson Mandela Marries First Wife Winnie Mandela

South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela poses with his first wife Winnie during their wedding. (Photo credit OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

4. Nelson Mandela Released From Prison

Nelson Mandela Released From Prison

ANC leader Nelson Mandela and wife Winnie raise fists upon his release from Victor Verster prison, 11 February 1990 in Paarl. (Photo credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Image

5. Nelson Mandela Returns To Soweto

Nelson Mandela Returns To Soweto

Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela returns to Soweto four days after his release from Victor Verster Prison in Paarl, South Africa, after 27 years in detention, 14th February 1990. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

6. Nelson Mandela Meets Prince Charles

Nelson Mandela Meets Prince Charles

November 1997: His Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales meets then ANC leader and President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, on an official visit to South Africa. (Photo by Oryx Media Archive/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

7. Nelson Mandela & Winnie

Nelson Mandela & Winnie

South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela (L), flanked by his wife Winnie (R), attends a ceremony in his honour at Trocadero Square on the Plaza of Freedom and Human right, 06 June 1990 in Paris. Nelson Mandela, who was released from jail on 11 February 1990, is in Paris for a two-day official visit. (Photo credit: DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images)

8. Nelson Mandela Meets British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Nelson Mandela Meets British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela (R) shakes hands with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 04 July 1990 on the steps of No 10 Downing Street. AFP PHOTO/GERRY PENN

9. Nelson Mandela Gives Speech

Nelson Mandela Gives Speech

South African president Nelson Mandela. (Photo by Die Burger/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

10. Nelson Mandela Gets Kiss From Angela Davis

Nelson Mandela Gets Kiss From Angela Davis

A welcome party for American communist activist Angela Davis, hugged by ANC President Nelson Mandela. (Photo by Gallo Images/Avusa)

11. Nelson Mandela & Fidel Castro

Nelson Mandela & Fidel Castro

African National Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela smiles 26 July 1991 in Matanzas as he salutes the crowd . A right, Cuban leader Fidel Castro. (Photo credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

12. Nelson Mandela At First Session Of Democratic Parliament

Nelson Mandela At First Session Of Democratic Parliament

President Nelson Mandela takes the salute outside parliament at the historic first session of the democratic parliament in 1994.(Photo by Gallo Images/Oryx Media Archive/Benny Gool)

13. Nelson Mandela & Bill Clinton

Nelson Mandela & Bill Clinton

Former US President Bill Clinton and his former South African counterpart Nelson Mandela attend the third Mandela Annual Lecture, 19 July 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela was presented with a white cake with four candles for his 87th birthday, which he blew out to loud applause from the audience, which sang “Happy Birthday” led on by a boisterous Desmond Tutu. (Photo credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

14. Nelson Mandela & Kofi Annan

Nelson Mandela & Kofi Annan

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan shakes hands 15 March 2006 with former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg (Photo credit:ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

15. Nelson Mandela & Wife Graca Machel Celebrate His 88th Birthday

Nelson Mandela & Wife Graca Machel Celebrate His 88th Birthday

Nelson Mandela and wife Graca Machel look at his beautiful 88th birthday cake. (Photo by Oryx Media Archive/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

16. Nelson Mandela Celebrates His 89th Birthday

Nelson Mandela Celebrates His 89th Birthday

Former South African President Nelson Mandela jokes with youngsters as they celebrate his 89th birthday at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund in Johannesburg 24 July 2007. (Photo credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

17. Nelson Mandela Statue Unveiling

Nelson Mandela Statue Unveiling

Ex-South African President Nelson Mandela speaks during a statue unveiling ceremony in his honor at Parliament Square on August 29, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

18. Nelson Mandela & Morgan Freeman

Nelson Mandela & Morgan Freeman

Actor Morgan Freeman and Nelson Mandela attend the ‘Unite For A Better World Gala Dinner’ on September 2, 2007 at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

19. Nelson Mandela At Unite For A Better World Gala Dinner

Nelson Mandela At Unite For A Better World Gala Dinner

Jimmy Cliff, Bono, Wyclef Jean and Nelson Mandela attend the ‘Unite For A Better World Gala Dinner’ on September 2, 2007 at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

20. Nelson Mandela & Naomi Campbell

Nelson Mandela & Naomi Campbell

Model Naomi Campbell and Nelson Mandela attend the Nelson Mandela Fundraising Lunch at the Gallagher Estate prior to the 46664 World Aids Day Concert on November 30, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

21. Nelson Mandela & Wife Graca Machel

Nelson Mandela & Wife Graca Machel

Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel at the Press Conference for the 46664 World Aids Day Concert at Gallagher Estate in Gauteng – South Africa, November 30, 2007 (Photo by Michelly Rall/WireImage)

22. Barack Obama Looks Out Window Of Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell

Barack Obama Looks Out Window Of Nelson Mandela's Jail Cell

Barack Obama, then US senator for Illinois, looks out of the window of Mandela’s jail cell, 20 August 2006, on Robben Island. Obama was visiting the island prison museum, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for about 18 years, as part of a larger visit to the country.(Photo credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/GettyImages)

23. Nelson Mandela Hugs Michael Jackson

Nelson Mandela Hugs Michael Jackson

Former President Nelson Mandela with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson during the King of Pop’s SA visit. (Photo by Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

24. Nelson Mandela At His Life Celebration

Nelson Mandela At His Life Celebration

Nelson Mandela appears onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela’s Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

25. Nelson Mandela & Wife Graca Machel At His Life Celebration

Nelson Mandela & Wife Graca Machel At His Life Celebration

Nelson Mandela appears onstage with his wife Graca Machel during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela’s Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

26. Nelson Mandela Waves Goodbye

Nelson Mandela Waves Goodbye

Nelson Mandela leaves the InterContinental Hotel after a photoshoot with celebrity photographer Terry O’Neil on June 26, 2008 in London, England. Mandela is in London in advance of the 46664 concert being held at Hyde Park on Friday the 27th June to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

27. Nelson Mandela Celebrates His 94th Birthday At Home

Nelson Mandela Celebrates His 94th Birthday At Home

With Winnie Mandela last year. In 2004, Mandela announced his retirement from public life, but continued his charity work.

‘I would like to be remembered not as anyone unique or special, but as part of a great team in this country that has struggled for many years, for decades and even centuries. The greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.”

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