NELSON MANDELA PHOTOS

Getty Images

Long Walk of Prisoner #46664 Part 2: "Viva Mandela!"

It's the eve of the 1994 general election in South Africa -- first democratic election in the nation's 342 years. Nelson Mandela comes to the South African Broadcasting Corporation for an election rally. The black working classes abandon their jobs, flow in a mighty river through the dank corridors to the rally in the basement. No-one with that colour skin has ever before been invited to a South African national election rally, much less been asked for their vote. Mandela speaks slowly, saying words the people gathered here want and need to hear. The beast that is apartheid is dead, he tells the crowd.
Getty Images

Nelson Mandela Dead

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. The anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at home in Johannesburg. Mandela spent three months in a Pretoria hospital after being admitted in June for a recurri...