Nelson Mandela Death: The Anti-Apartheid Freedom Fighter’s Life in Pictures (Photos)

Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 on Thursday, rallied for equal rights for blacks during South Africa’s apartheid, and then spent decades behind bars before becoming the first black President of South Africa. Take a look back at his long and celebrated life in pictures

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Mandela poses next to New Zealand Prime Minister James Bolger (middle) and Queen Elizabeth II (right) during a royal visit to New Zealand in November of 1995.