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President Obama to Depart Monday for Mandela Service

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will head to South Africa on Monday to attend the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
CNN -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will head to South Africa on Monday to attend the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

It will be held at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The Obamas will be joined by by former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

A total of 70 heads of state and ten former heads of state are expected to honor the the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader.

Nelson died thursday at 95 years old.

He will be laid to rest with a state funeral on December 15 in his hometown village.
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