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Start Slideshow CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA:  African National Congress President Nelson Mandela shown in a file photo dated 12 February 1990 posing for photographers during a photo session after his first press conference in Cape Town. (Photo credit should read WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images) CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: African National Congress President Nelson Mandela shown in a file photo dated 12 February 1990 posing for photographers during a photo session after his first press conference in Cape Town. (Photo credit should read WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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From Prison to the Presidency: A Nelson Mandela Slideshow

The legendary Nelson Mandela, who went from prison to the presidency while uniting South Africa, passed away today at the age of 95. Remember the iconic fighter as a giant of the twentieth century, with calm elegance and an unforgettable smile.

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Photo: Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty Images