RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

My two biggest heroes. Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela by Howard Bingham, 1993: This photo defines greatness

My two biggest heroes. Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela by Howard Bingham, 1993: This photo defines greatness

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

The world will forever be better because of Nelson Mandela.  May we celebrate his memory and continue his legacy.

The world will forever be better because of Nelson Mandela. May we celebrate his memory and continue his legacy.

One of the most inspiring people on the planet. Wishing you a swift recovery Mr. Mandela.  Nelson Mandela by Yousuf Karsh

One of the most inspiring people on the planet. Wishing you a swift recovery Mr. Mandela. Nelson Mandela by Yousuf Karsh

One of the most famous couples in African history, the pair were married in February of 1958. Contrary to popular belief, Winnie was not Nelson Mandela’s first wife, nor would she be his las

Nelson Mandela in pictures

One of the most famous couples in African history, the pair were married in February of 1958. Contrary to popular belief, Winnie was not Nelson Mandela’s first wife, nor would she be his las

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”  ― Nelson Mandela

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” ― Nelson Mandela

A child looks up a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela  in Johannesburg

Pictures of the day: 20 December 2012

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