Nelson Mandela: A Worldwide Tribute to a True Hero

On the days following Nelson Mandela's death on December 5, 2013, people from all over the world paid their respects to the fallen leader.
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On the days following Nelson Mandela's death on December 5, 2013, people from all over the world paid their respects to the fallen leader.

The Afterglow: Children in Pakistan pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on December 6, 2013. (Getty)

The Afterglow: Children in Pakistan pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on December 6, 2013. (Getty)

Immediately after the world learned that Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013, people from all walks of life and from all over the world paid tribute to the former South African president who was a symbol of hope, forgiveness, and peace. Among those who paid their respects were children in Pakistan, who showed their admiration for Mandela by holding candles around his portrait on the day after his death. They were just a few of the many people who kept the light of Mandela's spirit burning brightly.

Click here to see our photo gallery of how other people from around the world paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.