|British Prime Minister: David Cameron|
|Koffi Anan and ArchBishop Desmond Tutu|
|US Convoy of President and past presidents and their wives|
|The Eiffel Tower reflects the colours of the South African flag in honour of Nelson Mandela|
The stadium which is said to have a capacity of 95,000 was filled with people who braved the rain to pay their respects. It was said that the rain symbolizes peace and acceptance of Mandela into the gates of heaven.
|Icon of Freedom: Archived photo when Mandela was released from prison|
Tributes were paid to Mandela by world leaders including Ban Ki-Moon, Pres. Barack Obama, Mandela’s son, grand children and great grand children.
“We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again, but let me say to the young people of Africa, you can make his life’s work your own… While I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be a better man” -Pres. Barack Obama
|US President, Barack Obama paying tribute to Nelson Mandela|
|Unprecedented moment: handshake between two opposing neighbours, Raul Castro (Cuba) and Barack Obama (USA)|
|U2’s lead singer Bono and actress Charlize Theron at the memorial|