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Since the death of former president Nelson Mandela in South Africa, there has been no shortage of powerful images. Here are 15 of the most striking images taken during the past week.Mandela died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, at the age of 95 on 5 December. An official memorial service was held at FNB stadium, in Soweto. He will be buried at Qunu, in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.
Flowers and tribute messages are seen outside Nelson Mandela's home in Johannesburg. (AFP)
A man wears keyrings showing the face of Nelson Mandela taped to his ears to mimic earrings as he and others celebrate his life, in the street outside his old house in Soweto, Johannesburg. (AP)
Mourners gather for a Nelson Mandela memorial service at the FNB stadium in Soweto. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)
The funeral procession with the hearse carrying the body of Nelson Mandela drives towards the Union Buildings in Pretoria. (Bernat Armangue, AP)
Carried to Union Buildings
Military officers carry the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela to the Union Buildings for the lying in state in Pretoria. (Markus Schreiber, AFP)
Mandela's former assistant, Zelda le Grange together with Bono and his wife,
Alison Hewson leave after seeing the coffin of Nelson Mandela lying in state.
(Alet Pretorius, Foto24/Sapa)
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