Nelson Mandela: His Life In 100 Amazing Photos

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Be inspired and amazed by Nelson Mandela's incredible 95 years: his life, his work and his friendships...

Nelson Mandela’s death has left a gaping whole in a nation, with his work and life having made a worldwide impact.

From prisoner to president, Mandela served 27 years in a South African jail for sabotage, becoming an intense activist in 1948. He admitted to the crime but justified it with the words: ‘I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny.’

His release in 1990 marked the start of the world’s affection for Nelson Mandela and when he was made South African president in 1994, he quickly became one of the most popular world leaders in history.

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