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Nelson Mandela casts ballot in South Africa election

These are the first photos we've seen of former South African President Nelson Mandela since his hospitalization in January.

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela is assisted by his grand daughter Ndileka Mandela, center, and the IEC President Officer at his ward, Mr Mshali, as he casts his vote for the upcoming 2011 Local Government Elections, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, May 16. The country votes on May 18 in local elections in which basic public services have become a hot issue, with frustration towards the ruling African National Congress building over inadequate power, water and housing.

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela poses with his wife Graca Machel on Monday, after casting his vote at his home in Johannesburg in a special arrangement for the infirm for this week's local elections.

Elmond Jiyane / GCIS via Reuters

Former South African President Nelson Mandela reads newspapers after casting his vote for the upcoming May 18 elections, at home in Houghton on Monday.

 

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