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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 April, 2004, 17:18 GMT 18:18 UK
In pictures: South Africa's Freedom Day
South Africans in Pretoria
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Young and old gathered in Pretoria to celebrate the end of apartheid 10 years ago, on what has become known as Freedom Day.
South Africans singing and dancing
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Thousands of ordinary people sang and danced to mark the anniversary.
Thabo Mbeki is sworn in
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President Thabo Mbeki was inaugurated for his second and final term following the ANC's third successive victory in multi-party elections.
Former President Nelson Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel
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His immediate predecessor, Nelson Mandela, was among the honoured guests.
Former President FW de Klerk and his wife
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As was the last apartheid leader of South Africa, FW de Klerk, who helped end white minority rule.
Ceremonial dancer
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Ceremony and celebration combined as dancers and choirs performed in Pretoria's Union Buildings.
Helicopter fly-past
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In the skies above, there were fly-pasts by helicopters...
South African Airways fly-past
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As well as by airliners from the South African Airways fleet.
Winnie Mandela
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Other guests at the swearing-in included Winnie Mandela...
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe
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And President Robert Mugabe of neighbouring Zimbabwe.
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Music was heard throughout the day.
Dancers from Venda
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And the traditional dancers that performed revealed the joy of the occasion.


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