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President Obama urges world to act on Mandela legacy

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Updated: 12/10/2013 6:42 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith.

Obama is eulogizing the former South African president at a memorial service in Johannesburg. He's comparing Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.

Obama is urging the world to act on Mandela's legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and racism. He says progress in the U.S. and South Africa mustn't cloud the fact there's still work to be done. He says South Africa shows us that we can change.

Obama calls Mandela the last great liberator of the 20th century, and says he thinks about how to apply Mandela's lessons to himself as a man and as president.

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1country - 12/10/2013 5:02 PM
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Obama,you are one big joke !! The longer your in office the dumber you get !!

Realchange - 12/10/2013 11:06 AM
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Anything to detract from Obamacare lies and his statement that he was just like Trayvon Martin. After the announcement he plans to smoke some pot and drink some purple lean. Maybe go shopping for stolen home jewelry for the MRs for Christmas. After that go hang out with some boy and beat some snitches bloody playing knockout on white people. Of course you know its not racial motivated since black people didn't say anything.
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