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PICTORIAL: A nation prays for MandelaPublish Date: Jun 28, 2013
PICTORIAL: A nation prays for Mandela
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Well-wishers hold candles and a photo of Nelson Mandela as they pray for his recovery outside the Mediclinic heart hospital where he is hospitalized in Pretoria on June 27, 2013. PHOTO/AFP
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US President Barack Obama visits South Africa today hoping to pay homage to the legacy of his critically ill hero Nelson Mandela, who is battling for his life in hospital. The African nation, together with the rest of the world, continues to pray for his ailing health.

Children pray infront of the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on June 27, 2013. PHOTO/AFP
 

The daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela, Makaziwe (R), arrives on June 27, 2013 at the Mediclinic Heart hospital in Pretoria. PHOTO/AFP
 


People look at tributes outside the Mediclinic Heart hospital in Pretoria on June 27, 2013. PHOTO/AFP
 


People walk on June 27, 2013 past a giant picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Cape Town Civic Center in the center of Cape Town. PHOTO/AFP
 


A group of well wishers hold candles as they pray for the recovery of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic heart hospital in Pretoria on June 26, 2013. PHOTO/AFP
 


 A family cook together on June 26, 2013 in Qunu, the rural village where former South African President Nelson Mandela grew up. PHOTO/AFP
 


A shepherd boy is silhouetted on June 26, 2013, in Qunu a rural village where former South African President Nelson Mandela grew up. PHOTO/AFP
 


South Africans put up signs wishing well former South African president Nelson Mandela on June 25, 2013 outside of the Mediclinic heart hospital in Pretoria. PHOTO/AFP
 


Some of 37 police officers wait in a line to place flowers for former South African president Nelson Mandela on June 25, 2013 outside the Mediclinic heart hospital. PHOTO/AFP
 


A member of the media reads a newspaper outside the home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on June 24, 2013. PHOTO/AFP
 


US President Barack Obama speaks on June 27, 2013 about the condition of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a press conference at the presidential palace in Dakar. PHOTO/AFP


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