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<p>With 95 candles glowing in the background to mark each year of his life, thousands of mourners gathered to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at a funeral in his beloved boyhood village of Qunu. POOL photo. </p>

With 95 candles glowing in the background to mark each year of his life, thousands of mourners gathered to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at a funeral in his beloved boyhood village of Qunu. POOL photo.

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