Nelson Mandela has turned 95. A day of celebration is expected in South Africa.
Children gathered outside the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated were filmed singing Happy Birthday to the national hero.
The former South African president has been critically ill in hospital since being admitted with a lung infection on June 8th.
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