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South Africa: Emotion builds over Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 94th birthday with family in Qunu, South Africa, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File) by Christopher Torchia JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans were torn on Wednesday between the desire not to lose a critically ill Nelson Mandela, who defined the aspirations of so many of his compatriots, and resignation that the beloved former prisoner and president is approaching the end of his life.