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Mourning and resilience in hours after Mandela death

As news of Nelson Mandela's death spread across the globe, citizens and world leaders reacted with grief, while also channelling the resilience of the former South African president.

They recalled fond memories of a man known for humility and vision.

The BBC has collected world reactions from the immediate aftermath of his death, as well as observations from some of our own journalists.

Produced by David Botti

Additional photos: Getty Images and Associated Press

  • 06 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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