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Nelson Mandela, in his own words

5 December 2013 Last updated at 22:22 GMT

In 2002, when the BBC was making a two-part portrait of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby carried out a series of interviews with him.

They offer a unique perspective on the man whom many see as the greatest statesman of our time.

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