Photo Digest: Burial of Nelson Mandela

Mandela's Funeral
Mandela’s Funeral

Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday in the African ground he loved after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and fly-overs by military aircraft as well as a eulogy by a traditional leader wearing an animal skin.

Mandela Burial2
Mandela Burial2

Mandela’s casket was lowered into the earth after military pallbearers carried it to the family gravesite in the rolling hills of Qunu, the rural village in eastern South Africa which was the childhood home of the anti-apartheid leader who became the country’s first democratically-elected president

Mand Bur3 - Pall Bearers
Mandela Burial – Bearers
Mandela Burial - Casket
Mandela Burial – Casket
Mandela Burial - Carriage
Mandela Burial – Carriage
Mandela Burial - Coffin
Mandela Burial – Coffin

May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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