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Nelson mandela 94th birthday 20120718

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Nelson Mandela turned 94 at home in Qunu, the Eastern Cape village where he spent his boyhood.
Nelson mandela 94th birthday 20120718

South African schoolchildren hold signs as they prepare to sing happy birthday to former South African President Nelson Mandela, on his 94th birthday, at Batsogile Primary School in Soweto, on July 18, 2012. The nation's 12 million schoolchildren began their day with a special birthday song, ringing with the line: "We love you father". For the fourth year, at the request of his charitable foundation, July 18 is observed as Mandela Day, recognised by the United Nations as a global call to volunteer for good causes for 67 minutes -- representing each year of Mandela's life in active politics.