Nelson Mandela memorial draws thousands

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – The world is saying so long to Nelson Mandela.

“Madiba’s passing is rightly a time of mourning, and a time to celebrate his heroic life,” said President Barack Obama at Tuesday’s memorial service.

Presidents Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton and Carter joined dozens of other world leaders in Johannesburg. It was a dreary day, but thousands still showed up — in the same stadium where Mandela spoke right after his release from prison — to shine light on a life well lived.

The former South African president died last week at 95-years-old.