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South Africans unite to mourn death of Mandela

Thalita Komane of Clifton Park, left, and Skidmore College student Stella Langat of Kenya, holds a candles in tribute to Nelson Mandela at a gathering near the Case Student Center Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Thalita Komane of Clifton Park, left, and Skidmore College student Stella Langat of Kenya, holds a candles in tribute to Nelson Mandela at a gathering near the Case Student Center Friday.
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JOHANNESBURG — Themba Radebe spun slowly in a circle. First, he pointed his cellphone camera at a group of children chanting Nelson Mandela’s name as they waved posters of the anti-apartheid champion. Then pivoting to his right, Radebe aimed his camera at a swaying group of adults who sang in Zulu while rocking and clapping. A day after Mandela’s death at 95, South Africans of all colors erupted in song, dance and tears Friday in ...


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