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Slideshow: Mandela loved to dance

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Nelson Mandela dances on stage in October, 1995, at an African National Congress (ANC) rally for 15,000 supporters in a township near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela loved music, and was often photographed dancing at events around the world. He once said, "Music and dancing makes me at peace with the world ... and makes me at peace with myself."

In this photo slideshow, Mandela enjoys some light-hearted moments as he dances with children and adults, sometimes on stage in front of thousands of people.

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    Nelson Mandela dances with a South African choir in Harare, Zimbabwe in December 1998.

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    Nelson Mandela dances with former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Quebec during a ceremony to make Mandela an honorary Canadian citizen in 2001.

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    Nelson Mandela dances with a South African singer Vicky Sampson in 1996 during an event to promote Cape Town's bid to host the Olympic Games.

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    Nelson Mandela dances at a cultural festival in Leeds, United Kingdom in 2001.

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    President Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel dance at a literacy campaign in Soweto township outside Johannesburg in February 1997.

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    Nelson Mandela dances during his 80th birthday celebration in 1998 with over one thousand foster children.

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    Nelson Mandela dances with a local choir during a visit to Amsterdam in 1999.

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    Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki dance at a rally in Johannesburg in 1999, just days before the South African democratic elections.

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    Nelson Mandela dances after the 1994 inauguration ceremony of Second Deputy President F.W. de Klerk (left) and First Deputy President Thabo Mbeki (right) in South Africa.

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