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Worldwide celebration of Mandela Day

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Image uploaded from a quicklink In 2009, the United Nations agreed to commemorate Mandela's birthday every year to recognise the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's contribution to resolving conflicts and promoting race relations, human rights and reconciliation. People all over the world were enouraged to devote 67 minutes of their day to public service, to honour Mandela's 67 years in politics. Volunteers carried out a wide variety of tasks including building houses, feeding the poor and cleaning schools. President Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton paid tribute to Mandela ahead of his 94th birthday, as having "abiding humility" and "unbreakable will."

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