Townsmen line the streets as a military policeman escorts a hearse containing the flag draped coffin of former president Nelson Mandela through the center of Mthatha.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Townsmen line the streets as a military policeman escorts a hearse containing the flag draped coffin of former president Nelson Mandela through the center of Mthatha. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Mourners stand by the road as a hearse containing the flag draped coffin of former president Nelson Mandela drives through the center of Mthatha. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
Mourners stand by the road as a hearse containing the flag draped coffin of former president Nelson Mandela drives through the center of Mthatha. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
The funeral cortege of former resident Nelson Mandela passes through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
The funeral cortege of former resident Nelson Mandela passes through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A woman hugs a police officer as the funeral cortege of former South African President Nelson Mandela passes through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A woman hugs a police officer as the funeral cortege of former South African President Nelson Mandela passes through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A man walks away from the main road after the funeral cortege of former Spresident Nelson Mandela passed through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A man walks away from the main road after the funeral cortege of former Spresident Nelson Mandela passed through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A woman hugs a policeman as the funeral cortege of former South African President Nelson Mandela passes through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A woman hugs a policeman as the funeral cortege of former South African President Nelson Mandela passes through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A woman waves as she and another woman walk home after the funeral cortege of former president Nelson Mandela passed through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
A woman waves as she and another woman walk home after the funeral cortege of former president Nelson Mandela passed through Mthatha. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
The funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela drives through Mandela's homeland just outside the village of Qunu. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
The funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela drives through Mandela's homeland just outside the village of Qunu. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
An army helicopter observes the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela as it drives through Mandela's homeland just outside the village of Qunu. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
An army helicopter observes the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela as it drives through Mandela's homeland just outside the village of Qunu. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Villagers wave along the road as the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela drives through Mandela's homeland just outside the village of Qunu. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Villagers wave along the road as the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela drives through Mandela's homeland just outside the village of Qunu. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Nelson Mandela's casket was taken in military procession from Mthatha about 45 km to Qunu, allowing locals a chance to say goodbye to their most famous son.

Nelson Mandela's casket was taken in military procession from Mthatha about 45 km to Qunu, allowing locals a chance to say goodbye to their most famous son.