Marking Mandela Day
, July 18, 2013
Nelson Mandela's grandchildren (L-R) Adjoa Amuah, Mbuso, Zondwa and Tukwini work on a garden as they celebrate Mandela Day with 67 minutes of public service to honour the 67 years Mandela served humanity by first fighting against white-minority rule and then consolidating racial harmony when he was president, at the SOS children's home in Mamelodi township outside Pretoria on July 18.
Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is "steadily improving", South Africa's government said on Thursday as the former president celebrated his 95th birthday in hospital amid tributes from around the country and the world. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko