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Obama compares Mandela to Lincoln, Gandhi

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President Barack Obama said Nelson Mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith.
    
Obama eulogized the former South African president at a memorial service in Johannesburg. He compared Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.
    
Obama urged the world to act on Mandela's legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and racism. He said progress in the U.S. and South Africa mustn't cloud the fact there's still work to be done. He said South Africa shows us that we can change.
    
Obama called Mandela the last great liberator of the 20th century, and added he thinks about how to apply Mandela's lessons to himself as a man and as president.

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