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AP PHOTOS: Art honoring Mandela around the world

Friday - 12/6/2013, 12:10am  ET

FILE - In this July 15, 2013 file photo, South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Adams said he felt driven to create the painting as thanks to Mandela for creating educational opportunities that enabled him to become an artist, and plans to auction the painting, the proceeds of which will fund children's charities. On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, Mandela died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Colorful murals of Nelson Mandela by an Indian artist adorn walls in the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town. A snow-dusted bronze likeness stands with arms outstretched in London's Parliament Square.

South Africa's first black president became one of the world's most beloved statesmen when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa. His generosity of spirit made him a symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation in his country and beyond.

Here is a look at how artists around the world paid tribute to Mandela during his life.

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