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WORLDWIDE TRIBUTES

"He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today. Her Majesty remembers with great warmth her meetings with Mr. Mandela and sends her sincere condolences to his family and the people of South Africa at this very sad time."

Statement from Buckingham Palace

Mandela "believed undoubtedly in freedom and equality for all human beings, not only in South Africa but across the world."

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani

"With arduous and extraordinary efforts, he led the people of South Africa to success in the struggle against apartheid, making a historic contribution to the birth and development of a new South Africa."

Chinese President Xi Jinping

"Mandela traversed great hardships and trials, but remained true to the noble ideals of humanism and justice right to the end."

Russian President Vladimir Putin

"Even many years in prison could not break Nelson Mandela or make him bitter — his message of reconciliation ultimately led to a new, better South Africa."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Mandela was "an inspiration in the values of love and human brotherhood."

Syrian President Bashar Assad

"Humanity has lost its greatest son."

Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei

ARRANGEMENTS

Tuesday: Memorial service at a huge World Cup soccer stadium in Soweto.

Wednesday-Friday: The former president will lie in state in Pretoria.

Dec. 15: state funeral, burial in Mandela's childhood village, Qunu.

U.S. DELEGATION

At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for Mandela. The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next week. They will be joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush.

Former President Bill Clinton said he also planned to travel to South Africa, along with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was unclear whether the Clintons would also fly aboard Air Force One.

Times wires

"He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today. Her Majesty remembers with great warmth her meetings with Mr. Mandela and sends her sincere condolences to his family and the people of South Africa at this very sad time."

Statement from Buckingham Palace

"With arduous and extraordinary efforts, he led the people of South Africa to success in the struggle against apartheid, making a historic contribution to the birth and development of a new South Africa."

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Mandela "believed undoubtedly in freedom and equality for all human beings, not only in South Africa but across the world."

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani

"Mandela traversed great hardships and trials, but remained true to the noble ideals of humanism and justice right to the end."

Russian President Vladimir Putin

"Even many years in prison could not break Nelson Mandela or make him bitter — his message of reconciliation ultimately led to a new, better South Africa."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Mandela was "an inspiration in the values of love and human brotherhood."

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Arrangements for Mandela

Tuesday: Memorial service at a huge World Cup soccer stadium in Soweto.

Wednesday-Friday: The former president will lie in state in Pretoria.

Dec. 15: state funeral, burial in Mandela's childhood village, Qunu.

U.S. delegation

At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for Mandela. The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next week. They will be joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush .

Former President Bill Clinton said he also planned to travel to South Africa, along with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was unclear whether the Clintons would also fly aboard Air Force One.

Times wires

Hed news offlead 12/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 6, 2013 10:24pm]
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