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S Africa celebrates Mandela's birthday

3 years 11 months 1 week ago July 18, 2013 Jul 18, 2013 Thursday, July 18 2013 July 18, 2013 7:31 AM in News

JOHANNESBURG - Today, South Africans are marking former President Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday.

Schools around the country are holding special assemblies and South Africans are being asked to volunteer to charity.

Mandela remains in a hospital with a recurring lung infection. But doctors say his health is steadily improving. He had been close to death.

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