World News: Nelson Mandela Hospitalized

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Members of the ANC Gauteng women league dance in front of the Medi Clinic Heart hospital in Pretoria on July 4, 2013. During a nearly one month battle for his life in hospital, ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela has occasionally been uncomfortable but has not been in pain, his wife Graca Machel said today. (Credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Well wishers holding balloons sing for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 5, 2013 outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is hospitalized in Pretoria. During a nearly one month battle for his life in hospital, ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela has occasionally been uncomfortable but has not been in pain, his wife Graca Machel said on July 4. Doctors treating Nelson Mandela said he was in a "permanent vegetative state" and advised his family to turn off his life support machine, according to court documents dated June 26, obtained by AFP. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Two people hold hands outside the Medi Clinic Heart hospital where former South African president Nelson Mandela lays in critical condition in Pretoria on July 5, 2013. Emotional crowds gathered outside the hospital, as relatives and clan elders made preparations for the revered former South African leader's final journey. Singing supporters amassed outside the Pretoria hospital where the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was fighting for his life. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Winnie MadikizelaMandela (2ndR), the second wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela and his daughter Zindzi (2ndL) taking part in a rally in honour of Nelson Mandela, who lays in critical condition in on July 5, 2013. Emotional crowds gathered outside the hospital in Pretoria, as relatives and clan elders made preparations for the revered former South African leader's final journey. Singing supporters amassed outside the Pretoria hospital where the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was fighting for his life. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A little girl touches a Nelson Mandela's portrait walks outside the Medi Clinic Heart hospital where former South African president Nelson Mandela lays in critical condition in Pretoria on July 6, 2013. Emotional crowds gathered outside the hospital, as relatives and clan elders made preparations for the revered former South African leader's final journey. Singing supporters amassed outside the Pretoria hospital where the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was fighting for his life. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
<> on July 6, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 06: Well wishers hold banners as they gather to pay tribute to Former South African President Nelson Mandela at the memorial wall at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital on July 6, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Mandela has been hospitalized at the Medi-Clinic Hospital since June 8, to receive treatment for a recurring lung infection. (Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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A child looks on July 8, 2013 at tributes left on the wall of the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection and relies on machines to help him breathe. (Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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People sing on July 7, 2013 in front of the Medi Clinic Heart hospital in Pretoria, where former South African President Nelson Mandela lies in critical condition after doctors ruled out turning off his life support unless he suffers massive organ failure. Emotional crowds gathered on July 7 outside the hospital as relatives and clan elders made preparations for the revered former South African leader's final journey. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A group of faithfulls pray outside Pretoria's Medi Clinic Heart hospital on July 7, 2013 where Former South African president Nelson Mandela lays in critical condition. Relatives and clan elders made preparations for the revered former South African leader's final journey. Singing supporters amassed outside the Pretoria hospital where the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was fighting for his life. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Worshippers pray for the recovery of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the "Change Bible Church" in Katlehong some 40 km south east of Johannesburg on July 7, 2013. The township church and the African National Congress (ANC) dedicated today's prayer and church service to Nelson Mandela who spends his fourth weekend in a Pretoria hospital suffering from a recurring lung infection. (Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Wellwishers sing on July 6, 2013 for former South Africa President Nelson Mandela outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero remained hospitalized in a critical state for a fourth week after doctors ruled out turning off his life support unless he suffered massive organ failure. (Credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
The ladies section of the Gauteng Christian Catholic Church In Zion take part in a service which incorporated prayers for ailing Nelson Mandle on July 6, 2013 in Soweto Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela has been hospitalized at the Medi-Clinic Hospital since June 8 in treatment for a recurring lung infection. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Well wishers pray for former South Africa President Nelson Mandela outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital where he lays on critical condition in Pretoria July 6, 2013. (Credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
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An English school rugby player reads on July 9, 2013 messages left for foremer South African President Nelson Mandela outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero is hospitalized in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
gather to pay tribute to Former South African President Nelson Mandela at the memorial wall at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital on July 9, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Anti-apartheid icon Mandela has been hospitalized at the Medi-Clinic Hospital since June 8 for treatment for a recurring lung infection. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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A young well-wisher holds a candle outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being hospitalized in Pretoria on July 8, 2013. Mandela remained hospitalized in a critical state on July 7 after doctors ruled out turning off his life support unless he suffers massive organ failure. He is in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection and relies on machines to help him breathe. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Makaziwe Mandela (L) and Tukwini Mandela (2ndL), eldest daughter and granddaughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela arrives at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital on July 10, 2013 in Pretoria. The anti-apartheid hero is still hospitalized in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 11, 2013 shows wellwishing messages written on a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela on a wall outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 11, 2013 shows wellwishing messages written on a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela on a wall outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A traditional healer from the city of Qwa Qwa in the Free State region prays on July 11, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where former South African President Nelson Mandela is treated. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
gather to pay tribute to Former South African President Nelson Mandela at the memorial wall at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital on July 9, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Anti-apartheid icon Mandela has been hospitalized at the Medi-Clinic Hospital since June 8 for treatment for a recurring lung infection. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 10, 2013 shows all the wellwishing messages and flowers left for former South African President Nelson Mandela on a wall outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero is still hospitalized in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the Correctional Services (L) unveil a painting portraying Nelson Mandela and drawn by a former prisoner on July 11, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. The former South African president Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman poses near a wall dedicated to wellwishing messages for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 11, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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People wearing ANC t-shirts pose near a wall dedicated to wellwishing messages for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 11, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela "continues to respond to treatment" but is still in a critical condition in hospital, South Africa's presidency said on July 11. The upbeat assessment came after President Jacob Zuma visited the global peace icon for the second time in 24 hours. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A combination of 25 photos made and taken on July 10, 2013 shows wellwishing messages and portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela displayed on a wall outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero is still hospitalized in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 10, 2013 shows wellwishing messages for former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero is still hospitalized in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pictures, messages, and flowers are left by children for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 12, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment but remains in a critical condition 34 days into his hospital stay, South Africa's presidency said on July 12, 2013. (Credit: read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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School chilkdren from Johannesburg are shepherded to put messages and flowers for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 12, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Kenyan singer a sings for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 12, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A group of nurses prays for the former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 12, 2013 outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment but remains in a critical condition 34 days into his hospital stay, South Africa's presidency said on July 11. Mandela, who turns 95 next week, was rushed to hospital on June 8 with a recurring lung infection. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A traditional healer from the city of Qwa Qwa in the Free State sings and prays for the former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 11, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A little girl brings a flower near a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 11, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man lights a candle near portraits of former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 11, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Children' drawings are left for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 12, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment but remains in a critical condition 34 days into his hospital stay, South Africa's presidency said on July 12. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Children' drawings and flowers are left for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 12, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Nelson Mandela continues to respond to treatment but remains in a critical condition 34 days into his hospital stay, South Africa's presidency said on July 12. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ndileka Mandela (R) and Makaziwe Mandela (C), granddaughter and daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela, arrive on July 12, 2013 at the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria with an unidentified member of the family (L). The anti-apartheid hero is still hospitalized in a critical but stable condition after his June 8 admittance for an obstinate pulmonary infection. (Credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
South Africa Continues To Focus On Nelson Mandela's Health
A statue of Nelson Mandela overlooks the city of Bloemfontein, the birthplace of the ANC, on July 12, 2013 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Anti-apartheid icon Mandela has been hospitalized at the Medi-Clinic Hospital since June 8 for treatment for a recurring lung infection. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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A man meditates near a portrait of the former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 13, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man looks at a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 13, 2013 outside the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on July 10 after visiting the global peace icon in hospital. Mandela was rushed to a Pretoria hospital on June 8 over a recurring lung infection. (Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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