July 18, 2018 10:29 IST

Nelson Mandela 100th birthday: Rare photos of former South African leader

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Nelson MandelaSouth African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela blows candles on his 72nd birthday cake, the first he has celebrated as a free man since 1960, on July 18, 1990 in his Soweto home as his then-wife anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie (c), family and friends look on. Credit: (Photo by WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
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South African former President Nelson Mandela holds the Jules Rimet World cup, 15 May 2004 at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich. South Africa won the right to host the 2010 World Cup finals, the first to be played in Africa, football's world governing body FIFA announced here 14 May, 'The 2010 World Cup will be organised by South Africa,' said FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Credit: (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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US singer Michael Jackson (R) gestures during a press conference with President Nelson Mandela at the President's home Genadendal in Cape Town 23 March 1999. Michael Jackson announced his latest project, 'Michael Jackson and Friends - The Adventure of Humanity' which will raise money to aid needy people around the world. The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, UNESCO and the Red Cross are amongst the organisations which will benefit from the project which will include two concerts. Credit: (Photo credit should read ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President Bill Clinton (L) shakes hands with South African President Nelson Mandela (R) at a reception for African American religious leaders, black college presidents and members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the East Room of the White House 22 September. President Mandela is in Washington, DC to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor 23 September. Credit: (Photo by STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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South Africa former President Nelson Mandela (R) meets with British scientist Professor Stephen Hawking (L) in Johannesburg on May 15, 2008. Hawking, who has devoted his career to finding the origins of the universe, is in the country to begin a search for Africa's answer to Einstein. Some of the world's leading high-tech entrepreneurs and scientists have backed a 75m plan to create Africa's first postgraduate centres for advanced math and physics, after the British government declined to provide funding. Credit: (Photo by DENIS FARRELL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Zinzi Mandela (l), daughter of African National Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela, wearing Xhosa traditional outfit, and her father Nelson, smile, 26 October 1992 in Soweto, after Zinzi married Zweli Hlongwane, a black businessman. Credit: (Photo by WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
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South African President Nelson Mandela (C) shakes hand with Canadian Governor General Romeo LeBlanc (R) after Mandela received his Officer of Order of Canada 24 September as Prime Minister Jean Chretien looks on in Ottawa, Canada. Manadela is the first foreign leader to receive Canada's highest award. Credit: (Photo by DAVE CHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Nelson Mandela kisses Beyonce Knowles at the '46664 - Give One Minute of Your Life to AIDS' concert at Greenpoint Stadium on November 29, 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. The concert will benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the fight against AIDS in Africa. Credit: (Photo by Getty Images)
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South African President Nelson Mandela (C) poses with Limpho Hani (L), the widow of Communist Party chief Chris Hani, and her daughter Nomakwezi 15 April during the unveiling of a tombstone at Elsburg Park cemetery 15 April in South Africa. The tombstone commemorates the death of Hani, who was assassinated 10 April 1993 outside his home in Boksburg. Credit: (Photo by WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former South African president and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela (R) receives, 22 August 2007 Sonia Gandhi (L), the President of the Indian National Congress and the leader of the ruling Indian Congress Alliance at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg during her four day working visit to South Africa. Gandhi presented a smiling Mandela with a book entitled 'Gandhi's Way' which celebrated a centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of peace and humanity. Credit: (Photo by PABALLO THEKISO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) embraces former South African President Nelson Mandela following remarks by Clinton during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation July 19, 2007 in Johannesburg. Clinton is on an eight day trip to the African continent to visit sites supported and founded by the Clinton Foundation. Credit: (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images for the Clinton Foundation)
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Nelson Mandela (C), celebrating his 89th birthday, stands flanked by ex-US president Jimmy Carter (2R) former UN chief Kofi Annan (2L), his wife Graca (3L), Archbishop Desmond Tutu (R) during the launching ceremony of the group known as The Elders 18 July 2007 in Johannesburg. A brains trust of elder statesmen such as ex-US president Jimmy Carter and former UN chief Kofi Annan, former Chinese foreign minister Li Zhaoxing, former Irish president Mary Robinson and Bangladeshi Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus was launched today with a call to bring hope to a conflict-ridden world. Mandela said 'Together we will work to support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict and inspire hope where there is despair.' Nelson Mandela (C), celebrating his 89th birthday, stands flanked by ex-US president Jimmy Carter (2R) former UN chief Kofi Annan (2L), his wife Graca (3L), Archbishop Desmond Tutu (R) during the launching ceremony of the group known as The Elders 18 July 2007 in Johannesburg. A brains trust of elder statesmen such as ex-US president Jimmy Carter and former UN chief Kofi Annan, former Chinese foreign minister Li Zhaoxing, former Irish president Mary Robinson and Bangladeshi Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus was launched today with a call to bring hope to a conflict-ridden world. Mandela said 'Together we will work to support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict and inspire hope where there is despair.' Credit: (Photo by ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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South African President Nelson Mandela greets Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he arrives for the opening of the 12th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Durban 02 September 1998. Credit: (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Colombian President Andres Pastrana turn towards South African President Nelson Mandela as Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat looks ahead during the group photo opportunity at the 12th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Durban 02 September. Credit: (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela (C) is pictured with South African independence veteran Ahmed Kathrada (R) and his ex-wife anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela on March 14, 2008. in Johannesburg as part of celebrations for Mandela 90th birthday later this year. The Nobel laureate was one of eight people jailed for life after the Rivonia Trial, spending 27 years behind bars until his release in 1990. Credit: (Photo by MATTHEWS WILLMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is pictured meeting with Nelson Mandela the former leader of South Africa in Gaza City. Medics announced on October 31, 2004 that Arafat's health is in a serious condition, after the illness that has persisted for two weeks, took a sudden turn for the worse. Test have so far proved inconclusive and more results are expected on Wednesday. Credit: (Photo by Palestinian Authorities via Getty Images)
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Former South African president Nelson Mandela (C) signs a picture to French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) next to his wife Graca Machel (R) during a meeting, 04 September 2007 at the Elysee palace in Paris. The 89-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Mandela spent 27 years in prison before being freed in 1990, going on to become South Africa's first black leader in 1994 after the fall of apartheid. He received last week a hero's welcome in London, where a statue of him was unveiled opposite the Houses of Parliament. Credit: (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
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South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi join hands in a victory gesture 22 October 1997 in front of Kadhafi's home which was destroyed by a US fighter raid in 15 April 1986. Mandela arrived here for talks with Kadhafi in defiance of US criticism over the visit. Credit: (Photo by AMR NABIL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former South African president Nelson Mandela smiles after receiving an honorary degree from Amherst College at St. Bartholomew Church May 12, 2005 in New York City. Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years under the apartheid regime, is a recipient of the Nobel Peace prize. Credit: (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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UAE President Zayed ibn Sultan al-Nahayan shakes hands with his South African counterpart Nelson Mandela (L), 07 December in Abu Dhabi. Mandela is in the United Arab Emirates to take part in a summit of Gulf States which will urge Iraq to bow to UN demands and Iran to seek a peaceful end to a dispute over three Gulf islands. UN chief Kofi Annan, Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abdel Meguid and Ezzedin Laraki, head of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) will also attend the summit. Credit: (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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African National Congress (ANC) President Nelson Mandela (C) greets Cuban Olympic boxer Teofilo Stevenson (L) 25 July 1991 in Havana. Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) inaugurated the opening of the Panamerican Games village. Credit: (Photo by RAFAEL PEREZ/AFP/GettyImages)
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American sprinters Michael Johnson (L) and Marion Jones (second from R) clasp South African President Nelson Mandela's hands, while Namibian sprinter Frankie Fredericks (R) peers over Marion Jones's shoulder at the President's home Genadendal in Cape town 25 March. The three athletes will be competing in the Engen Grand Prix Summer Series track and field meeting to be held in the city 26 March. Credit: (Photo by ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former South Africa President, Nelson Mandela, is awarded a playing jersey by (from L) SA 2010 LOC CEO, Danny Jordaan, Brazilian football legend Pele, SA 2010 LOC Chairman, Irvin Khoza, FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, Cameroon and Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto'o, SA LOC Board member Tokyo Sekwale and Jerome Champagne (Delegate of the FIFA President for Special Affairs), which will be used by the African and FIFA Invitation teams during the '90 Minutes for Mandela' match, which will be played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on 18 July. The match forms part of the festivities honour Mandela, who turns 89 on 18 July. Credit: (Photo by CHRIS RICCO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mr Nelson Mandela poses with the Springbok squad during the Springboks press conference at their hotel September 13, 2007 in Noisy Le Grande, France. Credit: (Photo by Tertius Pickard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Nelson Mandela and 46664 Ambassadors (L-R Roger Taylor, Peter Gabriel, Nelson Mandela, Annie Lennox, Brian May and Yusuf Islam) attend VIP reception launching the December 2 publication of coffee table book '46664 The Concert' at The Dorchester Hotel on November 25, 2004 in London. The book includes photography from the rehearsals and lead-up to the concert in November last year, together with quotes from all the participating artists, which included Bono, Dave Stewart, Queen and Anastasia. 46664 is Mandela's campaign to help raise Global awareness of AIDS and HIV. Credit: (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)