Nelson Mandela Dies At Age of 95

Sitting with Walter Sisulu, anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress, who had spent 27 years in prison with Mandela, just minutes after his release in February 1990, they confer seconds before Mandela made his first public speech to the world. David Turnley/Corbis

South Africa's Nelson Mandela, former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died of illness at the age of 95.

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