South African President Nelson Mandela has been given a hero’s welcome in Berlin.
On the third day of his state visit to Germany, Mandela was cheered as he took a symbolic walk the city’s Brandenburg Gate.
Nelson Mandela’s motorcade stopped as it approached the Brandenburg Gate.
Holding his daughter’s hand, South African President Nelson Mandela chose to take a symbolic long walk through the Gate.
Waving and smiling at hundreds of admirers the man who broached racial division in South Africa passed through the gate that once marked the Cold War division of Germany’s capital.
With daughter Zindziwe Mandela-Hlongwane at his side, Mandela never stopped smiling as he stopped to walked by the crowds even stopping to shake hands and give out autographs.
He exuded a cheerfulness that impressed many in the crowd.
“Well, it’s very exciting, my feeling are beyond words. I cannot describe the sense of exhilaration to see a place like this which you know has been in the limelight for decades.”
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The crowd that lined both sides of the Brandenburg Gate included many school children and their teachers.
Mandela’s visit to Berlin is the last leg of a three-day visit to Germany.
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