10 Best Photos of Nelson Mandela

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and revolutionary politician who has remained a beacon of inspiration despite his death at the age of 95 last December. His life-long dedication to humanitarian causes dismantled the apartheid and brought peace to a racially divided country. Mandela’s legacy remains as a man who changed his country and inspired the world.

Here are 10 of the best photos of Nelson Mandela:

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Posing as a young man in tribal clothes around 1950
Photo: Naples News

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During the Treason Trial in Johannesburg in 1956
Photo: The Rolling Stone

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Working in the prison garden in 1977
Photo: The Guardian 1

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Celebrating his release from prison in 1990 with his wife at the time, Winnie
Photo: The Irish Times

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Receiving the Noble Peace Prize with South African President F.W. De Klerk in 1993
Photo: City Press

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Greeting a crowd during his campaign in the first all-race general election of South Africa in 1994
Photo: Forbes 1

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Swearing in as President of South Africa
Photo: Time Magazine

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Revisiting his old jail cell in which he was incarcerated for 27 years
Photo: The Guardian 2

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Blowing out candles on his 78th birthday
Photo: The Telegraph

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Addressing a press conference in 2003 in a call to action against AIDS
Photo: Forbes 2

Feature Photo: Slate Magazine

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