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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu gives the last benediction to close out Nelson Mandela's public memorial on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu gives the last benediction to close out Nelson Mandela's public memorial on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

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