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World leaders mourn Mandela

Some of the world’s most powerful figures gathered in Johannesburg to take part in a memorial service for former South African president

World leaders mourn Mandela
Some of the world’s most powerful political, religious and community leaders have gathered in Johannesburg to take part in a memorial service to former South African president Nelson Mandela. US president Barack Obama led the tributes at the memorial which featured 60 heads of state.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Current South African president Jacob Zuma met with a less favourable response from those in the stadium, which a huge section of the crowd booing during his address, while cheering the man he ousted as ANC leader and president, Thabo Mbeki.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was also at the event to celebrate the life Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this week.
World leaders mourn Mandela
David Cameron, the prime minister of Great Britain, was another high profile politician at the memorial service. His deputy, Nick Clegg, and former prime ministers including Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, were also in attendance.
World leaders mourn Mandela
The ever popular retired Anglican bishop, Desmond Tutu, engaged the crowd in a typically energetic speech.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Queen Rania of Jordan arrives for the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Morocco's prince Moulay Rachid (left) and the president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmud Abbas (centre) attended the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Bill Clinton shared a moment of levity with fellow former US president George W Bush. Another former president to attend was Jimmy Carter.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Front-man of U2, and social activist Bono took part in the memorial.
World leaders mourn Mandela
India's President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the crowd, remembering the life and legacy of Mandela.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Nelson Mandela’s former wife, Winnie, took time to speak to attendees, including Desmond Tutu.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Camera’s caught a rare moment, as president Obama shook hands with Cuban leader, Raul Castro.
World leaders mourn Mandela
The last president of apartheid-era South Africa, F.W. de Klerk was also in attendance. Mandela and de Klerk brokered the end to apartheid, and the two shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
World leaders mourn Mandela
Flowers have been laid in tribute across South Africa, marking the death of the iconic leader Nelson Mandela.