Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others.
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AP PHOTOS: Mandela remembered around the world
As news of Nelson Mandela's death spread, current and former heads of state and government, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African president. Some knew him personally while many only knew him from afar, but they shared how they drew inspiration from his strength and looked to live his message of continuing the struggle against social injustice.
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