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  1. Body of South Africa’s Former President to Lie in State

    The body of Nelson Mandela has arrived at the main government building in Pretoria where it will lie in state for three days, as South Africa continues 10 days of mourning. His coffin was draped in the South African flag as it arrived at the Union Building, where family members, politicians and the public will pay their respects. The Union Building is the seat of official power and where, 19 years ago, Mandela was sworn in as the first black president of post-apartheid South Africa.

    Sources: BBC, NYT

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