Photos: Nelson Mandela dies at 95

 South African Government has announced the death of Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela has died at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa aged 95.

The anti-apartheid icon died at 12:50pm EST surrounded by close family.

Mandela's death came nearly five months after he was admitted to hospital with a lung infection.

Despite being allowed to return home three months ago, South Africa's first black president has not been able to move from a bedroom described as being a 'virtual 24 hour intensive care unit' and has needed a ventilator to breath.

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