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South African children send get-well wishes to Nelson Mandela

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Children from a school in the vicinity of Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, where former President Nelson Mandela was admitted for routine tests, put up signs on Jan. 27 wishing the 92-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner well. South Africa's ruling African National Congress party called for calm after his foundation announced that he was in hospital, but that his health was not in jeopardy.


Schoolchildren show a get-well sign from their classroom window at a school adjacent to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Jan. 27.

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Journalists try to get a view of the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa on Jan. 26. Nelson Mandela was admitted for routine tests and was kept overnight for observation.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized overnight for routine medical tests, reigniting fears over the health of the frail 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon. Full story.