Photo Gallery: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie greet the crowd upon his release from Victor prison in Cape Town on Feb. 11, 1990 after serving 27 years in jail. (AP)
Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie greet the crowd upon his release from Victor prison in Cape Town on Feb. 11, 1990 after serving 27 years in jail. (AP)

Nelson Mandela

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Former President of South Africa and African National Congress leader, Nelson Mandela worked most of his life to end apartheid and advocate for human rights.

Former President of South Africa and African National Congress leader, Nelson Mandela worked most of his life to end apartheid and advocate for human rights.

Mandela and his wife Winnie greet the crowd upon his release from Victor prison in Cape Town on Feb. 11, 1990 after serving 27 years in jail.

Mandela and his wife Winnie greet the crowd upon his release from Victor prison in Cape Town on Feb. 11, 1990 after serving 27 years in jail.

One of Mandela's artworks depicting his cell on Robben Island was exhibited at a Johannesburg gallery, May 31, 2005.

One of Mandela's artworks depicting his cell on Robben Island was exhibited at a Johannesburg gallery, May 31, 2005.

Mandela supporters cheer during an election rally in Thaba Nchu, South Africa on April 21, 1994.

Mandela supporters cheer during an election rally in Thaba Nchu, South Africa on April 21, 1994.

Mandela responds to applause following his address to Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 1990. He was the third private citizen in history to address a joint session of Congress.

Mandela responds to applause following his address to Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 1990. He was the third private citizen in history to address a joint session of Congress.

Mandela and South African President Frederik de Klerk (right) display their Nobel Prizes on Dec 9,1993 in Oslo, Norway after being awarded jointly for their work to end apartheid peacefully.

Mandela and South African President Frederik de Klerk (right) display their Nobel Prizes on Dec 9,1993 in Oslo, Norway after being awarded jointly for their work to end apartheid peacefully.

President Bill Clinton and Mandela peer through the bars of prison cell No. 5 on March 27, 1998. Mandela was jailed for 18 years in the cramped gray cell in his struggle against apartheid.

President Bill Clinton and Mandela peer through the bars of prison cell No. 5 on March 27, 1998. Mandela was jailed for 18 years in the cramped gray cell in his struggle against apartheid.

Mandela and his second wife, Graca Machel, greet Cuban President Fidel Castro, left,  at the 12th Non-Aligned Movement Summit meeting, Sept. 2, 1998.

Mandela and his second wife, Graca Machel, greet Cuban President Fidel Castro, left, at the 12th Non-Aligned Movement Summit meeting, Sept. 2, 1998.

Mandela shifts through newspapers after casting his vote for local elections on May 16, 2011 at his home in Johannesburg.

Mandela shifts through newspapers after casting his vote for local elections on May 16, 2011 at his home in Johannesburg.

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