The Life of Nelson Mandela
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Soweto welcomes Mandela home
Crowds of supporters across South Africa danced in the streets on news of Mandela's release and some clashed with police officers. A mass rally was held in the Johannesburg township Soweto on Feb. 12, 1990, (pictured here) to welcome the leader home.
Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, credited with ending apartheid there, died Dec. 5, 2013. He was 95 years old. Read more about his life.