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In pictures: Mandela's birthday party
Nelson Mandela (front) and his wife Graca Machel (back) with messages presented to him
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Tributes from around the world poured in to mark the 85th birthday of Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela and his wife appear from their Johannesburg home
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Mr Mandela was greeted by loud cheers of well-wishers as he emerged from his Johannesburg house with his wife Graca Machel..
Nelson Mandela meets members of the Military Health Services band outside his home
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A military band played a specially-composed Madiba March and Happy Birthday.
Nelson Mandela presented with a cake from the National African Congress
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Mr Mandela said he was inspired by "good wishes from all over the world"...
Nelson Mandela cuts the birthday cake
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"If I have to live for another 85 years, it will be because of all the good wishes I have received," he said.
Nelson Mandela meets a disabled girl
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After cutting the birthday cake, he distributed pieces to disabled children...
Nelson Mandela and senior members from the African National Congress
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And he felt truly at home with his long-time colleagues from the African National Congress.





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18 Jul 03  |  Africa


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