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After he retired from active political life, Nelson Mandela - affectionately called "Madiba" by people the world over - has encouraged everyone to celebrate his birthday by helping others. 

Mandela Day, he says, should be a day of action. In 2009, he asked people to serve others for 67 minutes on the 18th of July (his birthday).  He chose that number because it reflects how long he has served in the public sector.

This photo, online courtesy the Daily Dispatch Online, depicts Madiba the octogenarian.

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Image of Nelson Mandela, online courtesy Daily Dispatch Online.


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