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South Africa Mandela Mourning
Defence force personnel and hospital staff salute a procession for former South African president Nelson Mandela as it leaves the military hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa Mandela's coffin on its way to the Union Buildings
Military outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former South African president Nelson Mandela through a Pretoria street, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
The coffin of Nelson Mandela
The coffin of former South African president Nelson Mandela is seen as it travels in a hearse through a Pretoria street, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
The coffin of Nelson Mandela
People are reflected and a single flower rests on top of the car carrying former South African president Nelson Mandela as it makes its way through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: AP)
South Africa Mandela Mourning
Military personnel salute as the coffin of former South African president Nelson Mandela is carried into the Union Buildings in Pretoria, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
The coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela
The coffin of former South African president Nelson Mandela is carried at the Union Buildings in Pretoria in this still image taken 11 Dec, 2013 (video courtesy of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation SABC)
South Africa Mandela Mourning
Military personnel carry the remains of the late Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
South Africa Mandela Mourning
Military officers carry the coffin of former South African president Nelson Mandela into the Union Buildings for the three-day lying in state in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: AP)
South Africa Mandela Mourning
Prison wardens and members of the public watch as the procession carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela makes its way past Pretoria Central Prison, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
South Africa Mandela Mourning
Hospital staff react as the procession for former South African president Nelson Mandela leaves the military hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 (Photo: AP)
A mourner holding a flower
A mourner holding a flower waits for the procession for former South African president Nelson Mandela to make its way through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 (Photo: AP)
South Africa Mandela Mourning
People react after the procession for former South African president Nelson Mandela had makes its way through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 (Photo: AP)
The coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela
Military personnel carry the remains of former South African President Nelson Mandela into the Union Buildings in Pretoria, marking the start of a three-day lying in state, in this December 11, 2013 handout photo provided by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS
People sing and dance
People sing and dance before the cortege carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela passes through the city centre of Pretoria, December 11, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Thousands of South Africans line the streets of the capital Pretoria as a procession of police motorcycles leads the black hearse carrying Nelson Mandela's coffin, draped in the country's flag

Photos from wire agencies.

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