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Former South African Leader Nelson Mandela Passes Away

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Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first democratically elected president and a symbol of reconciliation to many around the world, has died. He spent 27 years in prison and later became the nation's leader.

He has battled lung disease and other recent ailments. Mandela was 95.

Look for special coverage on his life and legacy on NBC Nightly News at 5:30.