The world lost an amazing person today. Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and icon for peace, passed away today (December 5th, 2013) at the age of 95. He will be remembered not only for being South Africa's first black president but for his immense role in the anti-apartheid revolution and the creation of the Rainbow Nation. His actions of humility and compassion during a time of such turmoil made him one of the most influential people on the planet. There aren't very many people who haven't heard of Nelson Mandela. He really was something special. And, hopefully, the country's current and future leaders will follow his example of tolerance and forgiveness so the country can grow and improve and get them out of the rut they seem to be entering. Nelson Mandela's legacy must live on.
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