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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 2: Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa poses for a portrait on April 2, 2009 in a hotel room at the One&Only hotel in Cape Town, 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. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images).