President Barack Obama delivers his speech at the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank soccer stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. World leaders joined thousands of South Africans to honor Mandela in a memorial that celebrated his gift for uniting enemies across political and racial divides.
A man waves a South African flag during the memorial service. Over 60 heads of state have traveled to South Africa to attend a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
A man sells portraits of Nelson Mandela outside of the memorial service. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.
Members of the public sing and dance as they arrive for the Nelson Mandela memorial service. "There is, of course, much music — some of it mournful and some of it joyful," NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports from South Africa. "Either way South Africans are dancing and swaying, with their umbrellas up."