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Leaders gather, thousands sing in rain in farewell to Mandela

By Reuters | Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:00 AM
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By Stella Mapenzauswa and David Dolan

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10 (Reuters) - World leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honour Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for uniting enemies across political and racial divides.

Obama and former president George W. Bush and their wives Michelle and Laura arrived from ...

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