‘The Lion Sleeps’: Nelson Mandela front pages

News of Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday at 95 led most world newspapers Friday. Since many newspapers used similar photos of South Africa’s first black president, type, headlines and design made certain pages stand out. All images courtesy the Newseum.



Related: BuzzFeed’s Luke Lewis and Jon Passantino began collecting images of front pages last night, including a curious front from The Sun of Britain, which says “Anti-apartheid leader loses his final battle.” Odd way to frame that life.

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  • http://www.BurgueraAbogados.com/ BurgueraAbogados

    I would like to know what people in the forum think about the fights betweeen his family in relation with Mandiva’s legacy.

  • Suzanne Lee

    Indeed he was a great leader and a beacon of peace. He spent his 95 years as an advocate for change; not for black rights or white rights, but simply for equality. Word of Condolence from leaders. http://bit.ly/TributeMandela