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Gallery: Mandela lying in state

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Military outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela as it leaves the 1 Military Hospital on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo: Thomas Mukoya/ReutersMilitary outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela as it leaves the 1 Military Hospital on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo: Thomas Mukoya/ReutersThe funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela leaves 1 Military Hospital on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo: Thomas Mukoya/ ReutersPeople cheer as the funeral cortege carrying the coffin Nelson Mandela leaves 1 Military Hospital on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo: Thomas Mukoya/ReutersMilitary outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela as it leaves 1 Military Hospital on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/ReutersPrison wardens and members of the public watch as the procession carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela makes its way past Pretoria Central Prison. Photo: Mike Hutchings/ReutersWomen chant slogans and dance as the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela leaves 1 Military Hospital on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo:Thomas Mukoya/ReutersThe hearse carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela travels through a street of Pretoria on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/ReutersMilitary outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela through a street of Pretoria on its way to the Union Buildings. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/ReutersPrison wardens and members of the public watch as the procession carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela makes its way past Pretoria Central Prison. Photo: Mike Hutchings/ReutersA soldier guards a closed road as military outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela close to the Union Buildings. Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach /ReutersMilitary personnel prepare to carry the remains of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersMilitary personnel carry the remains of the late Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Photo: Marco Longari/ReutersThe body of the late Nelson Mandela arrives at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, carried by military personnel and followed by members of the Mandela family. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersThe body of the late Nelson Mandela arrives at the Union Buildings carried by military personnel and followed by members of the Mandela family. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersThe body of the late Nelson Mandela arrives at the Union Buildings carried by military personnel and followed by members of the Mandela family. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/Reuters11/12/2013 By standers watch as the members of South African Defence Force march from the Union Buildings.
Picture:  Thobile Mathonsi11/12/2013. A young mourner at the Union Buildings who was waiting to see the procession of former president Nelson Mandela.
Picture:  Thobile MathonsiA woman sings and dances after the cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela passes through Pretoria. Photo: Ronen Zvulun/ReutersPeople react as the hearse carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela travels through a street in Pretoria. Photo: Yves Herman/ReutersPeople cheer as a helicopter flies above to escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/ReutersGraca Machel (front 2nd R), the widow of Nelson Mandela, views his coffin as he lies in state at the Union Buildings. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersWinnie Mandela (2nd R), ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, views his coffin as he lies in state at the Union Buildings. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersWinnie Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, looks down while viewing his coffin as he lies in state at the Union Buildings. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersBono walks between his wife Ali Hewson (L) and Zelda La Grange (R), former assistant of Nelson Mandela, after viewing his body at the Union Buildings. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersJacob Zuma pays his respects at the coffin of Nelson Mandela, as Mandela lies in state at the Union Buildings. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersNaomi Campbell reacts after viewing the coffin of Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/ReutersWinnie Mandela pays her respects at Nelson Mandela's coffin as he lies in state at the Union Buildings. Photo: Marco Longari/ReutersA man holds a portrait of Nelson Mandela after the coffin of the former president passed through a street in Pretoria. Photo: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

The body of Nelson Mandela is lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, following a procession from 1 Military hospital.

Hundreds of people broke into song, ululated, and danced as Mandela's coffin, draped in the South African flag, was accompanied by more than 20 cars and many motorbikes.

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