PHOTOS: How The World Is Celebrating The Life Of Nelson Mandela

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South Africa

In his homeland of South Africa, mourners marched through the streets with tributes to Nelson Mandela.

APTOPIX South Africa Mandela Mourning

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France

Paris’s landmark, the Eiffel Tower, was lit up Thursday night to be the colors of the South African flag:

The United States

Mourners stopped by a statue of Nelson Mandela outside of the South African embassy in Washington, DC, to lay flowers:

Meanwhile, the Omni Hotel in Dallas, TX, lit up with the colors of the South African flag:

China

Outside of the South African embassy in Beijing, mourners laid wreaths next to pictures of Mandela:

China Mandela Obit

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Palestine

In a more politicized tribute, Palestinian activists erected a photo of Mandela next to Yasser Arafat, a leader of Palestinian people and former head of Palestine Liberation Organization:

Mideast Palestinians Mandela Global Reax

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India

In Puri, India, mourners created a sand sculpture of Mandela’s likeness on the beach:

India Mandela Global Reax

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Indian schoolchildren held a vigil:

India Mandela Global Reax

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Britain

People gathered at the Parlaiment Square statue of Mandela to lay flowers in his honor:

Britain Mandela Global Reax

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Germany

German papers led with the story of Mandela’s passing:

Germany Mandela Global Reax

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