TRIBUTE: Nelson Mandela in Pictures

by Wilfred Okiche

Nelson Mandela and Muhammed Ali

Nelson Mandela arrives in London for a week of events to celebrate his 90th birthday

Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel

Mandela with Walter Sisulu

  Mandela in 1994 with Walter Sisulu, who was deputy president for the ANC and was a fellow prisoner on Robben Island

FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela

 FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela address a huge crowd of people after the inauguration ceremony in 1994

Nelson Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island

  Nelson Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island, where he spent 18 of his 27 years in prison

Nelson and Winnie Mandela

Nelson and Winnie Mandela in happier times soon after his release from prison

Nelson Mandela, as a 42-year-old

As Nelson Mandela celebrates his 90th birthday, we look back at key points in the life of the world-respected statesman.

Pictured in 1961 as a 42-year-old political activist – and an able heavyweight boxer

[Photo credit: Telegraph]

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