IN PICTURES: Mandela's Journey Home

NPR | Dec. 14, 2013 7:47 p.m.

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Eyder Peralta

On the final leg of 10 days of mourning, Nelson Mandela’s body was flown from the seat of government in Pretoria to his ancestral hometown of Quno on Saturday.

“A guard of honor carried his casket from the hearse onto the transport plane that flew the late South African statesman home to the Eastern Cape for burial on Sunday,” NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells our Newscast unit from Johannesburg. “The two-hour flight was preceded by a moving memorial, organized by his governing ANC Party.”

With that, we’ll leave you with a collection of photographs that tells the story:

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