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From Prison to the Presidency: A Nelson Mandela Slideshow

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: Walter Dhladhla/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Nelson Mandela, in Photos