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From Prisoner to President: The World-Changing Work of Nelson Mandela

By Felix Kessler. Images Edited By Bloomberg Photos. - 2013-12-05T23:27:21Z

Photograph by Alexander Joe/AFP via Getty Images

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As the international news media looked on, Mandela emerged from prison dressed in a suit to join his wife, Winnie Mandela, as thousands jostled to get a glimpse of their hero, on Feb. 11, 1990. The two later divorced.