Live Blog: Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service In South Africa
The skies are gray over Johannesburg, this morning.
Still, thousands of South Africans and dozens of world leaders have started to file into FNB Stadium in Soweto to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.
"There is, of course, much music — some of it mournful and some of it joyful," NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports from South Africa. "Either way South Africans are dancing and swaying, with their umbrellas up."
The stadium itself is bookended with two huge portraits with the simple words "Nelson Mandela 1918-2013."
President Obama is one of the world leaders expected to speak at the service.
Andrew Mlangeni, one of only three surviving co-accused at the Rivonia treason trial that sent Mr Mandela and his anti-apartheid colleagues to prison for 27 years, is also expected to speak.
We've embedded the live video feed being live streamed by SABC, South Africa's public broadcaster, at the side of this post. C-Span2 is also airing and streaming, unanchored coverage of the event.
We'll be live blogging throughout the service, so hit refresh to see the latest.