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Mikati: day of mourning for Mandela Tuesday
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BEIRUT: Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati over the weekend declared Tuesday 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 to reflect “the importance of this great symbol.” 

The commemorations 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 an anti-apartheid icon, died Thursday night after battling with a chronic lung infection for months.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 09, 2013, on page 4.
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