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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tens Of Thousands Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Members of the Mandela family, including grandson Mandla Mandela (C), attend the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Members of the Mandela family, attend the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tens of thousands of South Africans, alongside world leaders, former presidents and religious figures from around the globe, gathered under pouring rain in the First National Bank stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

President Obama spoke to the people of South Africa in remembrance of Nelson Mandela at the FNB stadium yesterday.

NPR’s Greg Myre, speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young from Johannesburg about the ongoing memorial events.

Video: President Obama's speech at the memorial service

Guest

  • Greg Myre, international editor for NPR. He tweets @gregmyre1.

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