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EASTCOURT, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 1: Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa greets school children during a election stop on May 1, 1999 in Eastcourt, South Africa. The ANC freedom fighter was in prison for 27 years and released in 1990. He became President of South Africa after the first multiracial democratic elections in April 1994. Mr. Mandela retired after one term in 1999 and gave leadership to the current president Mr. Thabo Mbeki. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)