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In this Oct. 3, 1994 file photo, South African President Nelson Mandela addresses the 49th United Nations General Assembly session, five months after being inaugurated at South Africa's first black president. South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95.

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's peacemaker, dies (VIDEO)

Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa's first black president spent nearly one-third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, the system of white racist rule that he described as evil, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.

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