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Obama leads tributes to Mandela at memorial service

US President Barack Obama has led the tributes to Nelson Mandela saying that South Africa's democracy is his "cherished legacy." Thousands gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the life of the former South African president.

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Celebrities and politicians arrive for Mandela memorial

A host of international and South African celebrities and politicians, including actress Charlize Theron, Prime Minister David Cameron and former president FW de Klerk, have arrived at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

South African actress Charlize Theron arrives for Nelson Mandela's memorial with Bono in the background. Credit: RTV
Prime Minister David Cameron has also travelled to South Africa. Credit: RTV
Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner FW de Klerk. Credit: RTV

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