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Unwavering Hope

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Unwavering Hope

“It was at such times when I perceived the beauty of even the small, closed-in corner of the world, that I knew that some day my people and I would be free.”

-- Nelson Mandela, from “Long Walk to Freedom,” his best-selling autobiography that he began writing secretly in prison on Robben Island.

Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.

Read more: How Nelson Mandela Survived His Years in Isolated South African Jail

Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95.