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Mandela makes final journey home in South Africa

Created: 12/15/2013 11:02 AM WHEC.com

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has been buried in the African ground he loved.
    
His casket was lowered into the earth after military jets and helicopters with South African flags displayed flew over the pallbearers.
    
Government spokesman Phumla Williams said Sunday the ceremony, which was concluded with TV cameras turned off, has ended.
    
South African television showed Mandela's casket at the family gravesite. The broadcasting was stopped at the request of the Mandela family.
    
The burial took place among the rolling hills of Qunu, the village in eastern South Africa where Mandela grew up and where he was taken for burial in an elaborate ceremony Sunday.
 



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