AP PHOTOS: Thousands gather to remember Mandela

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Associated Press

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 9:31 AM

They gathered by the tens of thousands in a Soweto soccer stadium, braving a cold rain to pay respects to Nelson Mandela: world leaders, family members and South Africans whose lives he helped change in his decades-long fight against apartheid. The list of dignitaries was long, ranging from President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro. And a handshake between those two men epitomized the spirit of reconciliation Mandela came to represent.

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