Take a journey through the years to see the incredible life of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who led the struggle against apartheid in his homeland.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is pictured meeting with Nelson Mandela on October 22, 1988.
Ryan Giggs of Manchester United meets Nelson Mandela in 1993
Francois Pienaar of South Africa receives the William Webb Ellis Trophy from President Nelson Mandela after the Rugby World Cup final between on June 24, 1995.
Nelson Mandela salutes the crowd before the opening game on January 13, 1996 in Johannesburg. South Africa beat Cameroon 3-0.
Neil Touey of South Africa lifts the African nations Cup with Nelson Mandela on his right hand side after the African Nations Cup final match against Tunisia on Feb. 3, 1996.
Michael Jackson celebrates Nelson Madela's 80th birthday party and marriage to Graca Mschel on July 19, 1998.
Nelson Mandela with Academy members Dawn Fraser in Monaco on May 23, 2000.
Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd after speaking at the Colonial Stadium for the World Reconciliation Day Concert September 8, 2000 in Melbourne, Australia.
Nelson Mandela walks on stage to speak to the audience at the opening night ceremony for the first annual Tribeca Film Festival May 8, 2002.
Nelson Mandela with singer Bono at Thanksgiving Dinner prior to the 46664 concert on November 27, 2003.
Nelson Mandela holds up a mobile phone during the launch of '46664 - Give 1 minute of your life to stop AIDS' campaign on October 21, 2003.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton leans down to whisper to Nelson Mandela during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation on July 19, 2007.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation on July 19, 2007.
Nelson Mandela appears onstage with his wife Graca Machel during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England
An aide places a cap the the head of Nelson Mandela, at age 90, to protect him from the sun at a campaign rally on April 19, 2009.
Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel smile and wave to the crowd ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010.
A video of Nelson Mandela plays on stage at the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012.
A young girl has her photograph taken as she and her family pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at the memorial wall at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital on July 5, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.