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The U.S. flag flies at half staff in honor of South African leader Nelson Mandela, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the U.S Department of State offices near the United Nations in New York. South Africa's first black president died Thursday after a long illness. He was 95.

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The U.S. flag flies at half staff in honor of South African leader Nelson Mandela, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the U.S Department of State offices near the United Nations in New York. South Africa's first black president died Thursday after a long illness. He was 95.