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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.

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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