Open Story: Remembering Nelson Mandela
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Open Story: Remembering Nelson Mandela

(CNN) -- The world is remembering Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and world renowned human rights activist who died December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.


As the first black president of his nation, Mandela broke barriers and helped dismantle the country’s racist apartheid regime. Imprisoned for his activism for 27 years, he forgave his captors when released and went on to be South African president for two terms in the 1990s, before peacefully transferring power to his successor.


Through his passing, Mandela leaves behind a legacy that will continue to impact the world and future generations to come.


Did you ever have the chance to meet Mandela, or take a photo with him? How are you remembering the former South African president? Share your thoughts, memories and tributes -- please include original photos or videos -- and your stories may be used in CNN’s coverage.

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