For most of the world, his name is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Leaders and citizens, athletes and artists remembered Nelson Mandela on Friday - though many struggled to find words big enough to describe the man who changed the face of South Africa and inspired a continent and a world.

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Monument that marks the capture site of Nelson Mandela in South Africa

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This photo posted to Instagram (by clarkend) is from Mandela's home in South Africa.

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The 13-minute video documentary of Mandela's life has been provided by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which has given the UN permission to use it.

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Posted on Twitter 12/5/13: "In honor of Nelson Mandela, who died today, here is an image of South Africa from #ISS"

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