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Full text of US President Barack Obama’s speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service

Obama says Mandela "taught us the power of action, but he also taught us the power of ideas"

By Prospect Team  
US President Barack Obama speaks at Nelson Mandela's memorial service

To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished guests–it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other. …

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