How social media reacted to Mandela's death

PM: A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I’ve asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) December 5, 2013

Obama

Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/4qlqsXLp6e— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 5, 2013

President Obama on Nelson Mandela: “My first political action was a protest against apartheid. I studied his words and his writings.“— White House Live (@WHLive) December 5, 2013

Hollande

“Nelson Mandela aura fait l’histoire. Celle de l’Afrique du Sud. Celle du monde tout entier.” (François Hollande) http://t.co/9FHg5Xwfqd— Élysée (@Elysee) December 5, 2013

Steffen Seibert, Angela Merkel’Speaker

Wir trauern um Nelson #Mandela – seine Botschaft der Versöhnung und der Absage an jeglichen Rassismus bleiben eine Inspiration.— Steffen Seibert (@RegSprecher) December 6, 2013

Rajoy

Wir trauern um Nelson #Mandela – seine Botschaft der Versöhnung und der Absage an jeglichen Rassismus bleiben eine Inspiration.— Steffen Seibert (@RegSprecher) December 6, 2013

canada

Harper

All of Canada mourns with the family of Nelson Mandela and the citizens of South Africa. The world has lost one of its great moral leaders.— Stephen Harper (pmharper) December 5, 2013

All of Canada mourns with the family of Nelson Mandela and the citizens of South Africa. The world has lost one of its great moral leaders.— Stephen Harper (pmharper) December 5, 2013

south Africa ANC

Our nation has lost a colossus, an epitome of humility, equality, justice, peace & the hope of millions; here & abroad. #RIPNelsonMandela— ANC Info Feed (@MyANC_) December 5, 2013

EU

Barroso

#Mandela changed course of history for his people, country, continent & the world. My thoughts are w/his family&people of #SouthAfrica/JMB— José Manuel Barroso (@BarrosoEU) December 5, 2013

Martin Schulz

Eu pal. prez

The world has lost a hero and an icon. A defender of freedom, justice and equality. An inspiration for millions. Goodbye #Mandiba.— Martin Schulz (@MartinSchulz) December 5, 2013

Van Rompuy

Nelson #Mandela – one of the greatest political figures of our times. Let’s honour his memory by collective commitment to democracy— Herman Van Rompuy (@euHvR) December 5, 2013

Eropean External Action Service / Ashton

“More than anyone else, Nelson #Mandela inspired my generation and our world” #EU High Rep Catherine #Ashton— EU External Action (@eu_eeas) December 6, 2013
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