People listen to a radio as South African President Jacob Zuma announces the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela in South Africa:
A woman cries as she holds a candle and a flower outside Mandela's house in Houghton, South Africa:
People gather at the statue of Mandela at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C.:
People chant and sing outside Mandela's home after news of his death:
Lungi Morrison, the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, sings after lighting a candle for Mandela in London:
A woman holds a poster outside Mandela's home:
Flowers, candles, and tributes are left in memory of Mandela near Trafalgar Square in London:
The Omni Hotel in Dallas is lit up in the colors of the South Africa flag in honor of Mandela:
The Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat players hold a moment of silence for Mandela before their game in Chicago:
Mourners light candles outside the Embassy of South Africa:
South Africans light candles for Mandela on hearing of his death outside his Johannesburg home:
People release paper lanterns outside Madiba, a restaurant named in honor of Mandela, in Brooklyn:
Mourners look at a statue of Mandela outside the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C.:
A man holds candles in front of a mural of Mandela and President Obama in New York:
The Apollo Theater marquee pays respects to the life of Mandela:
A picture of Mandela is taped to a wall beneath the Apollo Theater marquee:
The United Nations Security Council observes a minute of silence upon the news of the death of Mandela:
The morning after Mandela's death, mourners continued to gather outside his home in Houghton, Johannesburg:
The mourners came together, singing and dancing to celebrate the life of their beloved "Madiba":
A giant photo banner of Mandela now covers the facade of the Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris:
Flags across London were flown at half-mast, including the Union Jack at the Houses of Parliament:
The flat at the South African High Commission in London is also at half-mast:
Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013.
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