Open Phones: Your Tributes to Nelson Mandela

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A bronze statue depicting former South African president Nelson Mandela as he walked to freedom in 1990 following his release after 27 years of incarceration.

UPDATE: Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

South African leader Nelson Mandela remains in a hospital, two days after being admitted with a recurring lung infection. The 94-year-old is in serious condition, and South Africans are beginning to offer their tributes to his life. The country's largest paper quotes a that a friend of the family has said it's "time to let him go." While we hope for his full recovery, we begin to gather your memories of Nelson Mandela. Call 212-433-9692 with your tributes, or post here.