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Nelson Mandela, wearing traditional Xhosa dress as a member of the Tembu Royal family, attends the wedding of his great-grandnephew, Prince Mfundo Mtirarar, in 2002 in Umtata, Eastern Cape Province.

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Former South African president and global hero Nelson Mandela passed today. He was 95.

Moving remembrances of his life, legacy and sacrifices are pouring out on Twitter. Have tissues. Rest well, Madiba.

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