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Gallery: Nelson Mandela memorial

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Grieving South Africans will mourn alongside presidents and priests at Nelson Mandela’s memorial at FNB Stadium.

The 95 000-seat FNB stadium in Soweto will host the main memorial ceremony for Mandela.

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An image of Nelson Mandela is displayed on a digital screen as workers construct a stage ahead of Mandela's national memorial service at FNB Stadium. Photo: Reuters927
09.12.2013People build the stage at the FNB stadium, Johannesburg ahead of memorial service of former president of ANC Nelson Mandela, will take place today (10 Dec 2013). Picture: Motshwari MofokengMembers of the SAPS elite Special Task Force arrives ahead of Nelson Mandela's national memorial service at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersA man reaches for his daughter, while workers line up outside the FNB stadium where the memorial service for Nelson Mandela will take place. Photo: APUS President Barack Obama is welcomed upon his arrival on Air Force One to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersPeople arrive at the FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersPeople arrive at FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersPeople arrive at the FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersAn image of Nelson Mandela is projected on a screen at the FNB Stadium in Soweto ahead of his memorial service. Photo: APPeople arrive at First National Bank FNB Stadium ahead of a mass memorial for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersPeople arrive at the FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersUS President Barack Obama (3rd L) and first lady Michelle Obama (C) are escorted upon their arrival on Air Force One to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersPeople start singing as they arrive for a mass memorial for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersPeople start singing as they arrive for a mass memorial for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersA woman is pictured at the FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for  Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Photo: ReutersA man waits for the start of the mass memorial Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersPeople sing and dance in heavy rain while waiting for the start of the official memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersA woman sings while braving heavy rain as she waits for the start of the official memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersA woman with tears in her eyes braves heavy rain as she waits for the start of the official memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersA placard showing a picture of Nelson Mandela is seen on the pavement outside the FN) Stadium. Photo: ReutersA woman holds a portrait of Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersPeople arrive at the FN) Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersA man waves a South African flag as people arrive at FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersPeople start singing as they arrive for a mass memorial for lNelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: ReutersA man waves a South African flag as people arrive at the FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersPeople arrive at FNB Stadium ahead of the national memorial service Nelson Mandela. Photo: ReutersA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows former South African president FW de Klerk and his wife arriving at the memorial service. Photo: AFPJean De Villiers and Francoise Pienaar at the FNB Stadium.  Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (L) and UN and Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi arriving at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.  Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows President Jacob Zuma arriving at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.  Photo: AFPCharlize Theron attends the memorial service of Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium.  Photo: AFPU2's lead singer Bono and Charlize Theron attend the memorial service of Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium.  Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arriving at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.  Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara (L) arriving at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.  Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows French President Francois Hollande (L) and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arriving at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.  Photo: AFPSweden's Princess Victoria is seen in the VIP tribunes during the memorial service of Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPWinnie Mandela Madikizela arrives at the FNB Stadium to attend the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPZindzi Mandela, Zenani Mandela, Makaziwe Mandela, Winnie Mandela Madikizela and Graca Machel attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPWinnie Mandela Madikizela (R) at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPGraca Machel at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium. Photo: AFPWinnie Mandela, Madikizela (L) and Graca Machel (R) attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows US President  Barack Obama (C) and First Lady Michelle Obama (R) attending the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows British model Naomi Campbell (L) arriving at FNB Stadium to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows President Jacob Zuma attending the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivering a speech during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela attending the memorial service for her late father. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela (L) attending the memorial service for his late grandfather. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows late South African President Nelson Mandela's grandson Mbuso Mandela (L) delivering a speech next to great-granddaughter Phumla Mandela (C) and grandson Zozuko Dlamini Mandela during the memorial service. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows ANC National Chairman Baleka Mbete delivering a speech during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows France's President Francois Hollande (R) and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy attending the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPPeople sing the South African anthem during the memorial service of Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium. Photo: AFPUS President Barack Obama attends the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows former British Prime Minister John Major (backL) shaking hands with former US President George W. Bush (backR) as they arrive at FNB Stadium. Photo: AFPFormer US President George W. Bush (top 2L) and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) arrive for the memorial service of Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium. Photo: AFPUS President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium.US President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium.US President Barack Obama (R) talks with the widow of late South African President Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPA screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff delivering a speech during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPA man raises his fist as he watches the retransmission of the memorial service for late former South African president Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFPBritish Prime Minister David Cameron (R) greeting South African minister Maite Emily Nkoana-Mashabane on arrival at the FNB Stadium. Photo: GCISA woman holds a portrait of late former South African president Nelson Mandela as she attends the retransmission of the memorial service for Mandela, in front of the city hall in Durban. AFP PHOTO / Anesh Debiky

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