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In pictures: Nelson Mandela's burial
Former South African leader laid to rest near his childhood home in the village of Qunu.
Last updated: 15 Dec 2013 14:14
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Qunu, South Africa - Peace icon Nelson Mandela was buried at a ceremony in his ancestral village of Qunu on Sunday, ending a week of commemorations for the man whose struggle for racial equality helped end centuries of white-minority rule. 

Mandela was jailed for 27 years on Robben Island by the racist regime, which he courageously opposed. The man known as "Madiba" emerged from prison in 1990 and became the first black president after the country's first multi-racial elections in 1994.

Mandela served just one term as leader of Africa's most powerful nation, and formally withdrew from public life in 2004. 

A year before he was elected president, he won the Nobel Peace Prize along with FW de Clerk - South Africa's last apartheid-era president - who helped negotiate the end of racial segregation with Mandela.


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Dancers in traditional dress celebrate Nelson Mandela's life outside his home in Qunu, a tiny village in South Africa's Eastern Cape.



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Dancers in traditional dress celebrate Nelson Mandela's life outside his home in Qunu, a tiny village in South Africa's Eastern Cape.



/Hannah McNeish/ Al Jazeera

A mourner celebrates outside Nelson Mandela's home in Qunu.



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Nelson Mandela lookalike Ayanda Mbatyoti says his hero's death will not put him out of work, as his spirit lives in his boyhood village of Qunu and will continue to spread worldwide.



/Hannah McNeish/ Al Jazeera

Mourners outside the Mandela home in Qunu sing old liberation songs in his honour.



/Hannah McNeish/ Al Jazeera

Pulane Ngcongwane made her own dress and used her savings to make the 12-hour drive to Mandela's boyhood village of Qunu to honour him properly. 



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Soldiers guard the burial site of Nelson Mandela. 



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Female gunners on a hillside in Qunu where Nelson Mandela's body will be laid to rest prepare to fire a 21-gun salute.



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When Mandela's funeral ends, Gunner Captain Tozuma Mali will fire a 21-gun salute in his honour.




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A mourner celebrates outside Nelson Mandela(***)s home in Qunu.

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Nelson Mandela lookalike Ayanda Mbatyoti says his hero(***)s death will not put him out of work, as his spirit lives in his boyhood village of Qunu and will continue to spread worldwide.

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Mourners outside the Mandela home in Qunu sing old liberation songs in his honour.

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Pulane Ngcongwane made her own dress and used her savings to make the 12-hour drive to Mandela(***)s boyhood village of Qunu to honour him properly. 

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Soldiers guard the burial site of Nelson Mandela. 

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Female gunners on a hillside in Qunu where Nelson Mandela(***)s body will be laid to rest prepare to fire a 21-gun salute.

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When Mandela(***)s funeral ends, Gunner Captain Tozuma Mali will fire a 21-gun salute in his honour.

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