Nelson Mandela through the years

Published On: Jul 18 2012 09:48:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Dec 05 2014 09:43:45 AM CST

Today is the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death. Look back at the life of the global icon.

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Mandela has met with world leaders and celebrities the world over in various activist roles. He became a fierce warrior in the battle against AIDS in Africa. Here he hugs singer Bono at the 46664 concert in 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. It was a benefit for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the battle against AIDS.

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