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Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela! - Updated July 19, 2012
Today is Nelson Mandela's Birthday (July 18, 2012)
South Africans offer work on Mandela's Birthday for a good public cause
Volunteers bring new shoes to schoolchildren in Soweto.
A fence is newly painted by volunteers at Batsogile Primary School in Soweto.
Mandela Day asks that volunteers give their time to good causes for 67 minutes - which are the amount of time for each year of Nelson Mandel's life in politics.
A poster for the event
Stories from the world press
Click on the following, with story and pictures:
Very few people have accomplished what Nelson Mandela has accomplished, although there is a long way to go.
Here are some other articles in the world press today about Mandela's achievements:
A video of a few of the day's events
Here are some blogs from the South African press
Background on Mandela's life
Here is some background on Mandela's life:
As a revolutionary:
As a prisoner:
As a husband:
Interviews with colleagues:
Here are greetings from South Korea