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Remembering Nelson Mandela: The world's front pages
The covers of newspapers and magazines are one of our most enduring public memorials to global heroes. Here's a sampling of how the world is memorializing Mandela.
 
When an icon like Nelson Mandela dies, "dead tree" journalism comes to life
When an icon like Nelson Mandela dies, "dead tree" journalism comes to life Twitter/The Week

The world is mourning the death and celebrating the life of South African icon Nelson Mandela in numerous ways, both publicly and privately. World leaders are paying their respects, people are sharing their favorite Mandela quotes and photos, and, of course, newspapers are updating and running their long-written obituaries for the 95-year-old anti-apartheid leader who went on to become South Africa's first black president.

In many ways, the front pages of newspapers and covers of magazines are our most enduring public memorials to world leaders and global celebrities. Here's a sampling of how print media outlets from three continents are memorializing the man South Africans reverently call Madiba (his Xhosa name) or Tata (father):

AFRICA

South Africa:

Kenya:

NORTH AMERICA

United States:

Canada:

EUROPE

U.K.:

Ireland:

Portugal:

France:

Germany:

Spain:

Italy:

 
Peter Weber is a senior editor at TheWeek.com, and has handled the editorial night shift since 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian, and plays in an Austin rock band.

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