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Nelson Mandela dies, aged 95: Tributes and reactions

Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela has died today (December 5) at the age of 95.

Mandela's anti-apartheid activities, imprisonment and eventual release and electoral success made him a hero to millions not only in South Africa, but all over the world.

His death has sparked an outpouring of tributes from those in politics, entertainment and beyond.

Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday dinner in London, 2008

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Nelson Mandela in London, 2008

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