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Sunday, April 27, 2014

South Africa Celebrates 20 Years Of Democracy

South Africa's President Zuma addresses crowds during Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria



A man cheers and waves a flag during Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria
A man cheers and waves a flag during Freedom Day celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, April 27, 2014. South Africa marked two decades of multi-racial democracy on Sunday, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in sombre mood just 10 days before elections which are expected to keep the African National Congress (ANC) party in power.Sunday's celebrations held a special poignancy as this is the first "Freedom Day" since the passing of Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died in December at the age of 95. REUTERS/Skyler 
People attend South Africa's Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria, with the federal Union Building in the background Sunday. The day marks the end of the apartheid era, when all races went to the polls to vote in historic 1994 elections.



A woman cheers during Freedom Day celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria



A man cheers and waves a flag during Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria
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