Mandela’s Body lying in state

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Nelson Mandela’s body lying in state in Pretoria

The body of Nelson Mandela has been taken in procession to the Union Buildings in Pretoria

The body of Nelson Mandela has arrived at the main government building in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, where it will lie in state for three days.

His remains were taken in procession from a hospital mortuary to the Union Buildings.

Members of the public lined the route to form a “guard of honour”.

The public, invited heads of state and international guests will be able to view the body of the former president who died last Thursday, aged 95.

He will be buried in his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of South Africans joined scores of world leaders for a national memorial service on Tuesday as part of a series of commemorations.

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