A statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela stands outside the Groot Drakenstein prison near the town of Franschhoek, South Africa, where Mandela was released on Feb. 11, 1990.
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published Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.