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Instagram: 10 Days of mourning

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013.  He was 95.  South African and the world mourned his death and 10 days of mourning was observed in South Africa.  My Instagram pics of these 10 days:

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Media studio set up in a house in Vilakazi street, Soweto.

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A Woman sells Mandela souvenirs in Vilakazi street, Soweto.


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Badges with Madiba’s photo sold at his Houghton home where he passed away.

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A man sleeps next to the road next to a Mandala newspaper poster.

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Mandela  front pages of South African newspapers on Friday 6 December.

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Flowers at the Union buildings where people payed tribute to Mandela.

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One of my photographs taken of Mandela in 2009 hanging in the Media24 foyer in Johannesburg

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Sunday 8 December was declared a national day of prayer and reflection.

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Churches across South Africa paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in their Services.

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Mandela laid in state for 3 days at the Union buildings where the public queued for a final greeting.

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Police keeping an eye on events at the Union buildings.

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A structure was especially erected.

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The view over Pretoria from the amphitheater at the Union buildings.

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People could sign a book of remembrance at the Union buildings.

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A member of the police sign the book.

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On Friday 13 December thousands of people came to the Union buildings to greet Mandela.

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People were waiting anxiously in queues outside the Union  buildings.

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A man with a twenty rand note in his pocket displaying the face of Nelson Mandela.

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A condolence note to South Africa.

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Police trying to keep control of the growing crowd in front of the Union buildings.

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Crowd at the Union buildings wanting to greet Mandela.

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Ice cream seller at the Union buildings.

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Watching the funeral at the office.

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Early morning watching the funeral in bed.

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The 9m Mandela statue just before it was unveiled on Reconciliation day at the Union buildings, Pretoria.

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Mandela with outstretched arms at the Union buildings.

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