Come Together

Tens of thousands of South Africans joined leaders from across the globe as they paid tribute to Nelson Mandela during a rain-soaked ceremony. From President Obama: “It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the jailer as well; to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you. He changed laws, but also hearts.”

+ From Obama’s full speech, to a global leader selfie, to a handshake heard round the world, here’s a look at the five biggest moments from the Mandela memorial.

+ BBC: The Mandela memorial service in pictures.

+ Obama, Hillary, and W shared a flight to South Africa, continuing a long tradition of political adversaries building relationships at 30,000 feet.

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