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Mandela Family Ends Traditional Mourning Period

The family of the late South African President Nelson Mandela ended the traditional mourning period for him Sunday with a cleansing ceremony and burning of their black mourning clothes.   They gathered at the Mandela family home in the town of Qunu, where locals celebrated his life by roasting a sheep and drinking beer.   The usual mourning period for South Africans lasts one year, but the Mandela family decided to mourn for just six months. Observers must wear black and avoid...

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