Through the Years: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, has died at the age of 95. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (left) in discussion with C Andrews, a Cape Town teacher in 1964. (credit: Three Lions/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela and wife Winnie raise fists upon his release from Victor Verster prison, Feb. 11, 1990 in Paarl. (Photo credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (L) and ANC general secretary and former Robben Island prison inmate Walter Sisulu raise their fist, Feb. 12, 1990 in the garden of Desmond Tutu's residence in Cape Town, one day after the release from jail of Nelson Mandela. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela answers questions during a press conference in Strasbourg on June 13, 1990 after a visit to the European Parliament. (credit: CHARLES CARATINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela raises his arms to acknowledge applause from members of the Senate and House of Representatives June 26, 1990. Nelson Mandela is the third private citizen in history to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. Standing above Mandela are House Speaker Thomas Foley (L) and Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd. (credit: KEVIN LARKIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela addresses a crowd of residents from the Phola park squatter camp in Thokoza, Africa during his tour of townships Sept. 5, 1990. (credit: TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Mandela is surrounded by young supporters. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Mandela is surrounded by young supporters after addressing residents at Phola Park, a squatter settlement east of Johannesburg, May 31, 1992. In his speech, he attacked President Frederik W. de Klerk of being responsible for the violence that killed scores of people in black townships. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
Mandela is surrounded by young supporters. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (R) and an unidentified singer dance for freedom at a rally upon his arrival to Glasgow, Scotland in 1993. (credit: PA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela addresses the UN General Assembly in New York Oct. 3, 1994 . (credit: JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela visits his former cell in notorious Robben Island prison off the coast of Cape Town on Feb. 10, 1995 where he spent 19 of his 27 years in jail. (credit: GUY TILLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela visits his former cell in notorious Robben Island prison off the coast of Cape Town on Feb. 10, 1995 where he spent 19 of his 27 years in jail. (credit: GUY TILLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela greets Queen Elizabeth II of Britain upon her official arrival at Cape Town's Waterfront March 20, 1995. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela greets some 10,000 people gathered for Freedom Day celebrations on the lawn of the Union Buildings, April 27, 1995 in Pretoria, the country's administrative center. Mandela paid tribute to South Africans one year after they voted in the country's first democratic election. (credit: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (L) is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko at the Akasaka (R) at the state guest house July 4, 1995 in Tokyo. (credit: POO/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (L) welcomes Pope John Paul II on his arrival at Johannesburg airport on Sept. 16, 1995 for the pontiff's first official visit to South Africa. (credit: MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (R) talks with Prince Charles (L) in Brixton, south London, on the last day of Mandela's four-day state visit to the United Kingdom on July 12, 1996. (credit: DAVID THOMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (L) talks with Pope John Paul II during their meeting at the Vatican June 18, 1998. Mandela thanked the Pope for the Catholic Church's help in education and health care of black South Africans when the white minority government wrote them off as second-class citizens. (credit: PAOLO COCCO/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (C) shakes hands with US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (L) as US President Bill Clinton (R) looks on during ceremonies Sept. 23, 1998 in which Mandela received the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (credit: WILLIAM PHILPOTT/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela smiles after receiving his Officer of Order of Canada Sept. 24, 1998 in Ottawa, Canada. Manadela is the first foreign leader to receive Canada's highest award. (credit: ADRIAN WYLD/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela speaks at New York University after receiving the school Presidential Medal in New York on May 7, 2002. (Photo credit should read DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Former US President Bill Clinton (L) shakes hands with Mandela during the inaugural Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Johannesburg Civic Centre, July 19, 2003. The lecture coincided with Mandela's 85th birthday. (credit: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela (C) sits with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, (L) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during a gala night on Sept. 23, 2003. (credit: CHRIS YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela waves as he leaves Downing Street on Nov. 26, 2004 in London, England. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela smiles after receiving an honorary degree from Amherst College at St. Bartholomew Church May 12, 2005 in New York City. Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years under the apartheid regime, is a recipient of the Nobel Peace prize. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) meets with Mandela (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 17, 2005. (credit: Getty Images/Mannie Garcia)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Barack Obama, then-US senator for Illinois, looks out of the window of Mandela's jail cell, Aug. 20, 2006, on Robben Island, about six kilometres from the city, in Table Bay. Obama was visiting the island prison museum, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for about 18 years, as part of a larger visit to the country. (credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/GettyImages)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela arrives at Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on Aug. 28, 2007 in London, England (credit: Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Lord Attenborough, Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, Mandela, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Mandela's wife, Graca Machel attend the unveiling of his Statue in Parliament square on Aug. 29, 2007 in London, England. The statue depicting Nelson Mandela delivering a speech, by sculptor Ian Walters, is nine-feet (2.7-metres) high, made of bronze and faces the Houses of Parliament. (credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
A general view of the statue of Nelson Mandela in Parliament square on Aug. 30, 2007 in London, England. (credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela poses with the Webb-Ellis cup during the Springboks visit to Nelson Mandela at his residence on Oct. 27, 2007 in Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa became the current holders of the cup after defeating Former champions England 15-6 in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final. (credit: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela with his wife Graca Machel onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life afterparty held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (credit: Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (credit: Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
Mandela poses onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.  (credit: Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Mandela poses onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (credit: Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
Mandela poses onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (credit: Gareth Davies/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (L) sits next to Mandela on July 12, 2008 in Soweto, Johannesburg. (credit: LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Mandela smiles during a lunch to Benefit the Mandela Children's Foundation as part of the celebrations of the opening of the new One Only Cape Town resort on April 3, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. (credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Former US President Bill Clinton (R) poses with Mandela on the eve of his 94th birthday at his residence July 17, 2012 in Qunu, South Africa. Along with his daughter Chelsea, Clinton met with Mandela. (credit: Barbara Kinney/Clinton Foundation via Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
A person walks past a display at the Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela exhibition at the Cape Town Civic Centre as part of the Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela exhibition on June 27, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. (credit: Michelly Rall/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of Mandela, makes a statement to the media outside their first family home in the Soweto Township on June 28, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. People continue to gather and lay flowers and tributes outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a lung infection on his 21st day in hospital. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
A mourner reacts after praying for Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection on June 30, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
A wellwisher writes a message of support outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a lung infection on July 02, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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