Nelson Mandela

<p></p><div class="media media-element-container media-feature_medium media-float-left"><div id="file-59512--4" class="file file-image file-image-jpeg"> <div class="content"> <img style="width: 429px; height: 242px; margin: 5px; float: left;" class="media-element file-feature-medium" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" width="429" height="242" alt="Nelson Mandela in 2005" title="" /> </div> </div> </div> Nelson Mandela, the acclaimed former president of South Africa who became famous for his staunch opposition to apartheid, died on Thursday, December 5, 2013. He was 95.