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<p>The huge crowd is pictured at Nelson Mandela's public memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.</p>

The huge crowd is pictured at Nelson Mandela's public memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

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Obama, world leaders praise 'giant of history' at Mandela memorial

They gathered in the tens of thousands -- presidents, prime ministers, royals, celebrities and ordinary South Africans -- all united to say farewell to a man hailed as a global symbol of reconciliation.