Monday, December 16, 2013

Photos from Nelson Mandela's State Funeral

 The State funeral of former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape took place on the 15th of December, 2013.Mandela's body traveled from Pretoria by air to Mthatha in Eastern Cape province, and then by road to Qunu, where he was laid to rest on Sunday.

the coffin during the funeral ceremony

Winnie Mandela Madikizela (L) and Graca Machel (C) stand by the coffin of Nelson Mandela 

Winnie Mandela Madikizela, President Zuma and Graca Machel 

Mandela's Widow, Graca Machel 
British entrepreneur Richard Branson (R) and US TV host Oprah Winfrey attend the funeral ceremony 

the Coffin being escorted to the grave side

The coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela is escorted to the compound for his funeral


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