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 Gallo Images/Oryx Media Archive/Getty Images

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Mandela served as president from 1994 to 1999, before stepping down voluntarily.

Left, the outgoing president at the final sitting of the first democratically elected Parliament of South Africa on March 26, 1999.