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Mandela can still conjure up the old Madiba magic

Icon given rapturous ovation on twentieth anniversary of his release from prison

Pilgrimage to the house where South Africa's history was rewritten

Prison bungalow where Mandela negotiated with de Klerk to be turned into a museum

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