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The funeral of Nelson Mandela

Updated 1136 GMT (1936 HKT) December 15, 2013
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Three helicopters fly over the grave site of former South African President Nelson Mandela as his family lays his body to rest in his hometown of Qunu, South Africa, on Sunday December 15. Mandela's body traveled from Pretoria by air to Mthatha in Eastern Cape province, and then by road to Qunu, where was buried Sunday. Mandela died December 5 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Peter Dejong/AP
People watch the funeral on a giant screen in Qunu. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
Planes fly overhead during the burial. Schalk van Zuydam/AP
The casket leaves the funeral ceremony for burial in Qunu. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela, left, and his widow Graca Machel, center, stand by Mandela's casket during his funeral ceremony in Qunu on December 15. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
South African President Jacob Zuma speaks during the funeral ceremony. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson attend the funeral ceremony. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman cries as she watches the funeral ceremony on big screens in front of the Cape Town City Hall. RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images
Mandela family members and guests attend the funeral ceremony. Odd Andersen/AFP/AP
Mandela's granddaughter, Nandi Mandela, speaks during the ceremony. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Graca Machel wipes her eyes during the ceremony. Odd Andersen/AFP/AP
A man sits on a hill as the ceremony is broadcast on huge screens at Mandela's burial site in Qunu. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Anti-apartheid activist and close friend to Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, speaks during the funeral ceremony. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Former French Prime Ministers Alain Juppe, center, and Lionel Jospin, right, attend the funeral ceremony. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
A family watches the funeral service from their home in Soweto, South Africa. Markus Schreiber/AP
People watch the funeral ceremony on big screens at Mandela's burial site. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Mandela's casket is escorted inside for the funeral ceremony. ELMOND-JIYANE/AFP/Getty Images
Mandela's casket is escorted to the funeral ceremony on December 15. PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images
A 21-gun salute is fired as the funeral procession carrying the casket of Mandela moves through Qunu. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
The casket arrives for the ceremony in Qunu on December 15. PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman walks on a hill overlooking the processional to Mandela's funeral service in Qunu on December 15. Schalk van Zuydam/AP
Candles are lit under a portrait of Mandela before the funeral ceremony. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Prince Charles arrives for the funeral ceremony in Qunu. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners wave and cheer as the hearse carrying Mandela's body passes through the town of Mthatha on Saturday, December 14. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Men sit on a hillside overlooking the hometown of Mandela on December 14. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela, center, leads local chiefs as they escort the lion-skin-draped casket of Mandela in Qunu on December 14. ELMOND JIYANE/Pool/GCIS
Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel, right, and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, his former wife, wipe their tears as the former president's casket arrives at Mthatha Airport on December 14. Kopano Tlape/CGIS/POOL/AP
Mandela's coffin is taken in a motor cortege to his final burial place in his ancestral village of Qunu. NIC BOTHMA/epa/LANDOV
People hold hands as Mandela's hearse proceeds to his hometown and burial site. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994. He had spent 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially divided South Africa. Peter Dejong/ap
People wave at the aircraft carrying the casket of Mandela as it takes off from Waterkloof air base on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa. Matt Dunham/ap
Troops march near the plane that transported Mandela's remains to the village of Qunu for a state funeral on Sunday. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
South African President Jacob Zuma speaks during an African National Congress-led alliance send-off ceremony at Waterkloof air base in Pretoria before the final journey of Mandela's body to his hometown of Qunu for burial. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela walks by his grandfather's casket during a farewell ceremony at Waterkloof air base. Themba Hadebe/ap
Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, wipes her eyes during the farewell ceremony for her husband. Themba Hadebe/ap
President Jacob Zuma awaits the cortege of Mandela at the Waterkloof air base in Pretoria. James Oatway/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images
A child draped in the South African flag takes a photo of the procession as the body of Mandela arrives at the Waterkloof air base. ap
A hearse carrying Mandela's casket is seen from above en route to Waterkloof air base. Markus Schreiber/ap
Women sing and dance after the hearse arrived at Waterkloof air base. Matt Dunham/ap
Motorcycles escort Mandela's hearse. Markus Schreiber/ap