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Mandela laid to rest following 10 day celebration

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Several thousand guests gathered on Sunday in a huge tent at the family compound of Nelson Mandela to attend the funeral ceremony for the anti-apartheid leader. Guests included Britain's Prince Charles, entrepreneur Richard Branson and broadcaster and actress Oprah Winfrey.

Nelson Mandela's body was flown from Waterkloof air base in Pretoria to the Eastern Cape Saturday.

The late president died Thursday December 5th at the age of 95. His body lay in state for three days as droves of people came out to say final goodbyes and pay their respects.

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