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Lebanon declares Dec. 10 day of mourning for Mandela
Left-wing party supporters and activists offer floral tributes in front of a portrait of Nelson Mandela in Kolkata, India, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Left-wing party supporters and activists offer floral tributes in front of a portrait of Nelson Mandela in Kolkata, India, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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BEIRUT: Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati Saturday declared Dec. 10 a day of mourning for former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this week.

According to a statement from his office, flags at state and municipal buildings will be flown at half mast and television stations will modify their broadcasts as appropriate to “the importance of this great symbol.”

The steps Tuesday will coincide with the Mass to be held for Mandela at the open-air football stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mandela, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, died Thursday night after battling with a chronic lung infection for months.

 
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