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Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela (right) watches as local chiefs drape the casket of the former South African president with a lion skin as it arrives at the Mandela residence in Qunu, South Africa, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)
Photo by: Elmond Jiyane
Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela (right) watches as local chiefs drape the casket of the former South African president with a lion skin as it arrives at the Mandela residence in Qunu, South Africa, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)

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