Mandela's body lying in state

Associated Press
A young woman raises her fist as she queues with others wanting to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela in downtown Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Former South African President Nelson Mandela is on the third and final day of lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa's central government buildings on Friday to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.

Such was the crush of people wanting to see Mandela's body in the Union Buildings in the capital Pretoria, that the government had asked others to stay away from the park-and-ride facilities set up to take mourners to the area. (Reuters)

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