In Pictures: Palestinians unveil statue of Nelson Mandela in Ramallah

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau attend the unveiling of a statue honouring Nelson Mandela on April 26, 2016 in Ramallah, West Bank.
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Palestinian and South African officials stand next to a giant statue of Nelson Mandela during its inauguration ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2016. Palestinians inaugurated the statue of Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital. The six-metre (20-foot) two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau attend the unveiling of a statue honoring Nelson Mandela on April 26, 2016 in Ramallah, West Bank. The unveiling coincided with the 22nd anniversary of the abolition of Apartheid. (PPO via Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau attend the unveiling of a statue honoring Nelson Mandela on April 26, 2016 in Ramallah, West Bank. The unveiling coincided with the 22nd anniversary of the abolition of Apartheid. (PPO via Getty Images)
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In this handout photo provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau attend the unveiling of a statue honoring Nelson Mandela on April 26, 2016 in Ramallah, West Bank. The unveiling coincided with the 22nd anniversary of the abolition of Apartheid. (PPO via Getty Images)
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Palestinian and South African officials pose in front of a giant statue of Nelson Mandela during its inauguration ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2016. Palestinians inaugurated the statue of Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital. The six-metre (20-foot) two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Palestinian boy rides his bicycle past a giant statue of Nelson Mandela following its inauguration ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2016. Palestinians inaugurated the statue of Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital. The six-metre (20-foot) two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Palestinian woman takes a selfie in front of a giant statue of Nelson Mandela following its inauguration ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2016. Palestinians inaugurated the statue of Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital. The six-metre (20-foot) two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians take selfies in front of a giant statue of Nelson Mandela following its inauguration ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2016. Palestinians inaugurated the statue of Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital. The six-metre (20-foot) two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Palestinian poses in front of a giant statue of Nelson Mandela following its inauguration ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2016. Palestinians inaugurated the statue of Mandela donated by the South African city of Johannesburg to their political capital. The six-metre (20-foot) two-tonne bronze statue was a gift from Johannesburg with which Ramallah is twinned. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)