Touching Moments From Mandela’s Memorial Service (Video)

19 March 1990, Stockholm. (Photo courtesy © Chester Higgins, Jr.)

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By F. Brinley Bruton, Ghazi Balkiz and Lester Holt,

SOWETO, South Africa – Nelson Mandela was lauded as a “giant of history” and “one of the greatest leaders of our time” as tens of thousands cheered and almost 100 world leaders paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon at a memorial service Tuesday.

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