Nelson Mandela through the years

Published On: Jul 18 2012 07:48:02 AM PDT   Updated On: Jul 18 2014 07:04:11 AM PDT

Friday is Nelson Mandela Day, the annual celebration of Mandela's birthday. Mandela died in December at age 95. Look back at the life of the global icon.

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Francois Pienaar of South Africa receives a trophy from President Mandela after the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa's victory was the basis of the 2009 movie "Invictus" with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

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