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Nelson Mandela Is Out of the Hospital

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 03:  Nelson 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. The One&Only is Sol Kerzner's first hotel in his home country since 1992. The 130 room property is One&Only's first Urban resort and sits in the fashionable Waterfront district. Celebrities from all over the world including Mariah Carey, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Thandie Newton and Marisa Tomei will attend the event. Gordon Ramsay will be launching his first restaurant in Africa at the resort, Maze and Robert De Niro will be opening Nobu. Nelson Mandela will be attending an intimate luncheon at Maze on Friday to celebrate his long-standing relationship with Mr. Kerzner.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

After ten days of treatment for pneumonia, the 94-year-old former president of South Africa returned to his Johannesburg home via military ambulance "following a sustained and gradual improvement in his general condition." The Nobel laureate's hospital stay was his third in four months, thanks to the chronic lung problems he's had since contracting tuberculosis as a political prisoner.

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Photo: Chris Jackson/2009 Getty Images