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South Africa: Mandela's mourners dance in the rain as memorial begins01:01

South Africa: Mandela's mourners dance in the rain as memorial begins

South Africa, Johannesburg
December 10, 2013 at 12:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

South Africa: Mandela's mourners dance in the rain as memorial begins

Tens of thousands danced and chanted in South Africa's rain in Johannesburg's FNB stadium to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, Tuesday.

The choice of venue holds special significance for South Africans as the stadium, which borders on the Soweto area, was the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech in the city after his release from prison in 1990, whilst also being the site of his last public appearance in the 2010 World Cup.

South Africa: Mandela's mourners dance in the rain as memorial begins01:01
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South Africa: Mandela's mourners dance in the rain as memorial begins

Tens of thousands danced and chanted in South Africa's rain in Johannesburg's FNB stadium to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, Tuesday.

The choice of venue holds special significance for South Africans as the stadium, which borders on the Soweto area, was the site of Nelson Mandela's first speech in the city after his release from prison in 1990, whilst also being the site of his last public appearance in the 2010 World Cup.

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