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Friday, December 13, 2013

Mandela burial will happen in simple village

A woman rubs the floor of her home with cow dung, a process that has to be repeated four times a month, near the place where former South African President Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa. The home where Mandela grew up had mud walls, a grass roof and a floor polished smooth with cow dung.