Picture gallery - Lying in state

Ordinary South Africans and guests are given an opportunity to pay their last respects to former President Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings where the body will lie in state from 11 to 13 December. Photos: GCIS 

11 December

The coffin narriving at the Union Buildings on 11 December 2013 The coffin arriving at the Union Buidlings on 11 December 2013

Graca Machel President Jacob Zuma

Thabo Mbeki Gugu Mtshali  and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe

Members of the ANC ANC Chairperson Baleka Mbete followed by ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC treasurer General Zweli Mhike paying their last respects

Former President FW de Klerk Alison Hewson, Bono and Zelda le Grange

AU Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma President Goodluck Jonothan of Nigeria

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit Former President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda and Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu

12 December

The cortege with President Mandela's body on its way to the Union Buildings People who lined the route followed by the cortege

President Mandela's coffin arriving at the Union Buildings Mourner at Lying-in-State of President Nelson Mandela

An aerial view of the Union Buildings where for President Nelson Mandela's body is lying in state with people queuing to view People waiting in line at Tshwane Events Centre to be transported to the Union Buildings

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Photos: State funeral

Photos: Transport of former President Mandela's remains to Eastern Cape

Photos: Preparations for funeral

Photos of South Africans mourning

Photos: memorial service

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