Follow the key moments in Nelson Mandela's life through a series of photos, from his humble beginnings in Qunu in 1918 to his rise as one of the world's greatest statesmen.
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See how Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life has been captured in photos and on film
Read the letter that Nelson Mandela wrote to the ANC on the party's 97th birthday