12/10/2013 06:50 EST | Updated 12/10/2013 06:54 EST

Nelson Mandela Memorial Brings Together Obama And World Leaders (PHOTOS)

In this image from TV, US President Barack Obama speaks to the assembled crowds at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, in the rain for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. Hundreds of foreign dignitaries and world heads of states gather Tuesday with thousands of South African people to celebrate the life, and mark the death, of Nelson Mandela who has became a global symbol of reconciliation. (AP Photo/SABC Pool)

U.S. President Barack Obama received a warm welcome at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela Tuesday, with thousands of South Africans and dignitaries from around the world in attendance.

Besides Obama, eulogies were to be delivered by U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Cuban President Raul Castro.

Photos of the memorial service below:

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