Slideshow: Mandela loved to dance

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Nelson Mandela dancing

Nelson Mandela dances on stage in October, 1995, at an African National Congress (ANC) rally for 15,000 supporters in a township near Johannesburg, South Africa.


Former South African President Nelson Mandela loved music, and was often photographed dancing at events around the world. He once said, "Music and dancing makes me at peace with the world ... and makes me at peace with myself."

In this photo slideshow, Mandela enjoys some light-hearted moments as he dances with children and adults, sometimes on stage in front of thousands of people.

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