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Zoom: Nelson Mandela tributes

Handwritten notes and floral tributes to former South African president

Last Updated: Dec. 6, 2013

The death of former South African president Nelson Mandela touched off a wave of grief and mourning around the world. Throughout South Africa and elsewhere, people gathered to mark Mandela's passing and celebrate his life and legacy.

Several landmarks became impromptu memorial sites in the hours following Mandela's death. Hover over the photos below for a closer view of the scenes in Johannesburg, London and New York.

Photos: Ben Curtis, Themba Hadebe, Alastair Grant, John Minchillo/AP

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