Thousands unable to pay respects to Mandela

December 13, 2013 6:16 PM

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Thousands unable to pay respects to Mandela

QUNU, South Africa — As the government puts final touches on Nelson Mandela's funeral here, this usually quiet, rural village has come alive with activity.

But while the increase of visitors in the village — including scores of world dignitaries — has excited locals, elders in this community where Mandela grew up are saddened that they won't be allowed to attend Sunday's funeral.

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