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Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela's home country.
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Associated Press

South Africa's apartheid is a familiar concept the world over. But what did it actually look like?

Established in 1948 under the racialist National Party, apartheid not only meant separate and inferior public services, benches and building entrances for non-whites. It also stripped South African blacks of their citizenship (placing them into tribally-based bantustans instead) and abolished all non-white political representation.