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Rainbow Appears Over Building Where Nelson Mandela's Body Lies In State

The sky over South Africa's Union Buildings lit up with colors at the end of the second day of the public viewing.

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On Thursday, a rainbow appeared over the Union Buildings, the government offices in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, where Nelson Mandela's body lies in state.

We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity — a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.

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