Gallery: Nelson Mandela – a life in photos

A picture taken on February 11, 1990 shows Nelson Mandela (C) and his then-wife Winnie raising their fists and saluting cheering crowd upon Mandela's release from the Victor Verster prison near Paarl. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.

South African President Jacob Zuma said the former president passed away peacefully.

“He is now resting, he is now at peace.”

Here’s a glimpse at Nelson Mandela’s life in photos:

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