A mural depicts South African President Nelson Mandela on a hill in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela "has made progress" in getting better after contracting a lung infection, officials said Wednesday. A short statement issued by current President Jacob Zuma's office announced Mandela's status, as the 94-year-old leader's stay in a military hospital near South Africa's capital, Pretoria, stretched into a fifth day Wednesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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A mural depicts South African President Nelson Mandela on a hill in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela "has made progress" in getting better after contracting a lung infection, officials said Wednesday. A short statement issued by current President Jacob Zuma's office announced Mandela's status, as the 94-year-old leader's stay in a military hospital near South Africa's capital, Pretoria, stretched into a fifth day Wednesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
A mural depicts South African President Nelson Mandela on a hill in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela "has made progress" in getting better after contracting a lung infection, officials said Wednesday. A short statement issued by current President Jacob Zuma's office announced Mandela's status, as the 94-year-old leader's stay in a military hospital near South Africa's capital, Pretoria, stretched into a fifth day Wednesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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