This picture taken on June 16, 1964 shows eight men, among them anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela
Feb. 11, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela, left, and his wife, Winnie, walk out of the Victor Verster
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Nelson Mandela in prison.
Nelson Mandela with Bill Clinton visiting Robben Island.
Two giants: The late Nelson Mandela lands a “straight left” to the chin of Muhammad Ali.
Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, into a royal family of the Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe in Mvezo
In 1944 he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and helped establish its youth league.
This photograph taken in 1957 shows South African anti- apartheid leader with his wife Winnie.
Nelson Mandela visits 10 February 1995 his former cell in notorious Robben Island prison, Cape Town.
Pope John Paul II & South African President Nelson Mandela talking at the Presidential guest house.
Queen Elizabeth II, President Nelson Mandela during the British monarch’s state to South Africa,1995
In this Aug. 22, 1996 file photo, the Dalai Lama, left, walks hand-in-hand with Nelson Mandela.
In this July 9, 1996 file photo, Nelson Mandela stands with Queen Elizabeth.
Welcome to London: Nelson Mandela wearing a South African Olympic Squad tracksuit.
Nelson Mandela (L) shares a joke with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates after their meeting in Cape Town
In this March 17, 1997 file photo, Nelson Mandela, left, shows the way to Britain’s Princess Diana.
Prince of Wales (left) and Nelson Mandela at a photocall with the Spice Girls, Pretoria in 1997.
In this Aug. 11, 1998 file photo, Nelson Mandela, (right), and Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, iconic political prisoner Nelson Mandela (R) with Cuban Pres Fidel Castro.
President Nelson Mandela, left, and American pop singer Michael Jackson in Cape Town.
U.S. President George W. Bush looks up at former President Nelson Mandela as they address the media.
Nelson Mandela (L) and Irish rock star Bono pose together after meeting at Mandela’s residence.
Nelson Mandela (L) poses with television personality Oprah Winfrey in Henley, Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela receives an England team jersey with “Mandela” on the back from captain David Beckham
Tony Blair, Nelson Mandela and former US President Bill Clinton attending a gala night.
Quick Kiss: Former South African President Nelson Mandela kisses U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles.
Former US President Bill Clinton (R) sharing a joke with former President Nelson Mandela.
West Indian cricket star, Brian Lara (L) meeting with Nobel Peace Prize winner and iconic political.
US actor Brad Pitt (top) with Former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela, aged 94, is seen at his home in Qunu, during a visit from U.S. Hillary.