Nelson Mandela through the years

Published On: Jul 18 2012 09:48:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 18 2014 09:04:11 AM CDT

Friday is Nelson Mandela Day, the annual celebration of Mandela's birthday. Mandela died in December at age 95. Look back at the life of the global icon.

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Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron wipes away tears as she meets Mandela at Mandela House following her Academy Awards success, on March 11, 2004, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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