Crowds traveled through Johannesburg to make their way to the Memorial Service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City.
People arrive at the FNB.
The service was both to honor Mandela’s death and celebrate his life.
President Obama made his way to the podium to speak.
Despite the rain, South Africans joined world leaders at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. The crowds went wild as U.S. President Barack Obama honored one of his personal heroes, who he called “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”
People sing and dance in the rain while waiting for the start of the official memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela
President Obama spoke with Cuban President Raul Castro before his speech.
The two leader shook hands.
President Obama paid his respect to Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel.
South African President Jacob Zuma spoke.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee spoke.
Spectators took selfies too.
Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses the crowd.