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San Francisco holds tribute for Nelson Mandela 

Former Mayor Willie Brown hosted a civic memorial to remember the life and legacy of former President of South Africa and human rights leader Nelson Mandela in the rotunda of San Francisco's City Hall. City officials, visiting dignitaries, and the general public attended the ceremony on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to the life and lasting impact of Mandela.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
City Hall's flags flew at half mast on Wednesday morning, in honor of the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Former Mayor Willie Brown speaks to attendees during the ceremony.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
A traditional African drum troup performs in the Rotunda at City Hall .
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Mayor Ed Lee addresses the crowd on Wednesday.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Attendees listen to speakers in City Hall during the ceremony.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Cyril Sibusiso Ndaba, Consulate General for South Africa, speaks to the crowd.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
City Supervisors listen to speakers beside Mayor Ed Lee
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Cyril Sibusiso Ndaba, Consulate General for South Africa, impersonates the late Nelson Mandela for the crowd.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Former U.S. Statesman George Shultz is helped to podium to discuss his work in Africa during the Cold War.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Attendees listen to speakers during the ceremony.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Rev. Cecil Williams describes Mandela's influence on his work in the Bay Area during the ceremony.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Mayor Ed Lee reacts to a speaker during the ceremony.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Attendees signed a condolence book in remembrance of Nelson Mandela during the ceremony
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
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Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
City Hall's flags flew at half mast on Wednesday morning, in honor of the passing of Nelson Mandela.
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