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    Posted December 7, 2013 by
    Phoenix, Arizona
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    U.S. Flags at Half-Staff for Mandela


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     stein0726 photographed a flag that was at half-mast in honor of the passing of former South African leader Nelson Mandela in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 8. President Obama ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Mandela until sunset Monday. ' It was a powerful moment. Seeing the three silhouetted young girls who were joining to hold hands on the hill with the flag at half-staff in the background really captured me. I felt somehow united with the country and the rest of world in taking a moment to honor Mandela’s life and legacy,' he said. 'Nelson Mandela has influenced every member of humanity – both current generations and those to come. His wisdom and selfless leadership have gifted us with an example to live by.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    President Obama ordered flags at the White House and other military facilities to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela. I took this photo at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, Ariz., to capture a moment in respect of Mandela's life and legacy.

    Photo by Jake Stein
    Visual Journalist | @JakeSteinMedia

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