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Thursday: Remembering Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

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Tonight, on As it Happens:

Once in a generation, a person comes along who changes the course of history. For millions of people around the world, that was Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela died today at his home in Johannesburg. He was an activist, a prisoner, a statesman, and an inspiration. And it's impossible to overstate the impact Mr. Mandela had not only within Africa, but around the world.

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