Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela raise their arms on his release from prison
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This week in history: 8 -14 February

The week when Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison, Iran passed a death sentence on Salman Rushdie, Haitian president Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier was overthrown, thieves kidnapped race horse Shergar and demanded a £2m ransom, and Queen Elizabeth II took the Royal Oath following the death of her father King George VI.

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