Crowds gather at Union Buildings in Pretoria
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Huge queues to see Mandela lying in state on final day

The three-day period during which the body of Nelson Mandela lay in state has come to an end.

South African officials say around 100,000 mourners have viewed Mr Mandela's body at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, with some turned away because queues were too long.

Preparations and rehearsals have taken place for the funeral at Mr Mandela's ancestral home in Qunu on Sunday.

Fergal Keane reports from South Africa.

  • 13 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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