he 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):
First South African Mandela newspaper front page I've seen is Sowetan (new broke around 11:30pm there) ... pic.twitter.com/sLPNHYVFSU— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) December 6, 2013
Today's front page 'Mandela is dead' pic.twitter.com/UGl4GaHEXw— Daily Nation (@dailynation) December 6, 2013
Special issue on Mandela: His life in words and pictures, with tributes from Rick Stengel, Bono and Morgan Freeman pic.twitter.com/BGTULaqt8F— TIME.com (@TIME) December 6, 2013
Friday's front page featuring Nelson Mandela. 'A nation's healer is dead.' pic.twitter.com/zHJN5z2Si2— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 6, 2013
Wow. Just saw the NYT layout/design staffers draw up a new front page for Mandela news. It's beautiful. pic.twitter.com/7Owj61CkWh— carolynryan (@carolynryan) December 5, 2013
A front page for history. Friday's USA TODAY: pic.twitter.com/AjIDiKg4Ay— David Colton (@DColtonNow) December 6, 2013
Here's an early look at our front page: pic.twitter.com/ySZWkDcWAr— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 6, 2013
Remembering Nelson Mandela: here's the front page of Friday's Winnipeg Free Press. pic.twitter.com/h7oQwb1Azq— Winnipeg Free Press (@WinnipegNews) December 6, 2013
Tomorrow's Daily Telegraph front page: 'Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013' pic.twitter.com/wuFaYsok3j— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 5, 2013
Guardian front page, Friday 6 December 2013: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 pic.twitter.com/qiLgJTpBBe— Guardian news (@guardiannews) December 6, 2013
Diario de Prisa de España destacó portada a Mandela, gustó por su enorme titular: “El hombre que derrotó al racismo”. pic.twitter.com/uxZLmP45Eo— EDGAR TATIS GUERRA (@REVISTAGUIARTE) December 6, 2013
El diario de Sucre refleja el adiós a Mandela pic.twitter.com/PkalQDhP6e— Raykha Flores (@Raycorreo) December 6, 2013
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