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Published: Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 10:17:23 AM

Celebrating an icon

Mandela surrounded by his grandchildren at his house in Qunu, South Africa, as they celebrated his birthday on July 18, 2008. — AFP

Mandela surrounded by his grandchildren at his house in Qunu, South Africa, as they celebrated his birthday on July 18, 2008. — AFP

Snapshots of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela after his release from prison.

Mandela with former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in March 1997. -- Bernama

Mandela — in one of his trademark batik-style shirts — with former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in March 1997. — Bernama

Mandela with wife Graca Machel (left) and ex -wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela celebrating his 86th birthday at his rural home town of Qunu in the Eastern Cape Province on July 18, 2004. -- AFP

Mandela with wife Graca Machel (left) and ex -wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela celebrating his 86th
birthday at his rural home town of Qunu in the Eastern Cape Province on July 18, 2004. — AFP

Mandela joking around with youngsters as they celebrated his 89th birthday in Johannesburg on July 24, 2007. -- AFP/Alexander Joe
Mandela joking around with youngsters as they celebrated his 89th birthday in Johannesburg on July 24, 2007. — AFP
Oscar-winning South African actress Charlize Theron weeps upon meeting with Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on March 11, 2004. --  Reuters/Juda Ngwenya

Oscar-winning South African actress Charlize Theron weeps upon meeting with Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on March 11, 2004. — Reuters

Mandela and his wife Graca at Jacob Zuma's  inauguration ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa, on May 9, 2009. -- EPA/Alexander Joe

Mandela and his wife Graca at Jacob Zuma’s inauguration ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa, on May 9, 2009. — EPA

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