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South Africa honors statesman Mandela in prayers, reflection

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 2:07 a.m.

A Christian worshipper prays on a hill overlooking the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela, starting planned events that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

JOHANNESBURG — South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela as a large contingent of foreign dignitaries, including royalty, begin arriving in the country to pay their final respects to the statesman.

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