Obama on Mandela: ‘His struggle was your struggle’
NBC News: Nelson Mandela was lauded as a “giant of history” and “one of the greatest leaders of our time” as tens of thousands cheered and almost 100 world leaders paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon at a memorial service Tuesday in South Africa.
"His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy," Obama said. "The world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us."
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Photo: People holding a giant portrait of Nelson Mandela arrive shortly before his memorial service. (Pedro Ugarte/AFP, Getty Images via NBCNews.com)
oh god this makes me feel so much better about this scene