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You may think you know the most important, most inspirational parts of the life of Nelson Mandela.

The man served 27 years in prison, helped bring in the end of Apartheid in South Africa, and became his nation's first black president after his election in 1994.

Spurred on by anniversary of his birth, we've looked into the patchwork of Mandela's life - the forgotten bits that made him who he is, that make the totality of why people are celebrating his life 100 years on from his birth.

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