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The postage stamp tributes to Nelson Mandela

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By Marios Ioannou
The postage stamp tributes to Nelson Mandela

<p>Nelson Mandela may have been South Africa’s hero but such was his appeal as a man of peace, the whole world embraced him as a role model for all future leaders.</p> <p>While it is common for a country to honour its great figures by putting their images on postage stamps, it is rare that a country will bestow this honour to people of other nations. Nelson Mandela is one notable exception; countries in Africa and beyond had already printed stamps long before his death on Thursday. </p> <p><strong>South Africa</strong></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x810_0612-mandela-stamp-africa.jpg"></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x718_0612-mandela-stamp-africa2.jpg"></p> <p><strong>Central African Republic</strong></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x488_0612-mandela-stamp-central-african.jpg"></li><li class="slide"><div class="caption"></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x442_0612-mandela-stamp-central-african2.jpg"></p> <p><strong>Democratic Republic of the Congo</strong></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x395_0612-mandela-stamp-congo.jpg"></p> <p><strong>Guinee</strong></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x343_0612-mandela-stamp-guinee.jpg"></p> <p><strong>Maldives</strong></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x430_0612-mandela-stamp-maldives.jpg"></p> <p><strong>Solomon Islands</strong></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x600_0612-mandela-stamp-solomon-islands.jpg"></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">USSR</span></strong></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/248726/600x851_0612-mandela-stamp-soviet-union.jpg"></p> <p><strong>“The world remains beset by so much human suffering, poverty and deprivation. It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all.”</strong></p> <p><strong>Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela</strong></p>