- Posted December 11, 2013 by
Soweto, South Africa
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Nelson Mandela: Your memories
A rain-soaked crowd attends the Mandela Memorial.
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
I took this picture when I was at the Mandela Memorial service held in Soweto, South Africa. Although it was raining heavily, the crowd was attentive and respectful, and I tried to capture the respect of the South African people in honoring one of their most respected leaders. As well, rain in the South African tradition is a symbol of newness, of life and vitality, leaving many to believe that the rain was a symbol of blessing for Mandela's life.