Friday, December 13, 2013

Signs Of Global Devotion To Mandela

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) Students from left: Dominic Stevenson, 7, LeauJanae Grant., 12 and Jamajia Prince 12, study at the Mandela Children's Learning Village, a 35-year-old school in Compton, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Their motto "It takes a village to raise a child," an African proverb. The name of former South African president Nelson Mandela can be seen on hundreds of streets, buildings and other community facilities, from Africa to Asia and Europe to the Americas, highlighting the global influence of 'Madiba.'

 Nelson Mandela became a hero around the world, as shown by the number of streets, schools, bridges and restaurants named for the South African leader. Here's a look at how Mandela has been honored in cities including London, Paris, New York, New Delhi, Montreal and Oakland.

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