South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday

  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa, Wednesday, July 18. Across the country, and even abroad, people were doing good deeds to honor the country's most famous statesman on his 94th birthday Wednesday. AP
  • Mandela with his wife Graça Machel, left. AP
  • Mandela with his family. AP
  • Mandela with great grandchild Zesilo Hlongwane. AP
  • Visitors to the Mandela Square pass a giant bronze sculpture of former president Nelson Mandela in Sandton, Johannesburg. AP
  • A traditional performer shouts out during celebrations for Mandela's birthday in Qunu. AP
  • Children from a school close to Mandela's house sing and dance to a traditional drumbeat as they celebrate his birthday in Qunu. AP
  • Children from the school where Mandela went as a child sing as they celebrate his birthday in Qunu. AP
  • Members from a South African correctional service repair a wall at a school where former South African President Nelson Mandela went as a child as they celebrate his birthday in Qunu. AP
  • Children at a primary school with a giant birthday card prepare to sing "Happy Birthday" for Mandela, in Soweto, south of Johannesburg. AP
  • Children listen to a history of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Melville Primary School in Johannesburg. AP
  • A woman carrying oranges on her head walks to a party in hounor of Mandela's birthday in Mvezo, South Africa. AP
  • Mandla Mandela, grandson of Mandela, interacts with children during celebrations for Mandela's birthday in Mvezo. AP
  • Mandla Mandela, right, claps hands with other adults during celebrations for Mandela's birthday in Mvezo. AP

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