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Mandela's village ready to say farewell

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QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA - In Nelson Mandela's childhood village, residents are solemnly preparing for the final return of their beloved son, who will be laid to rest among them a week from now. 

Elderly men in the picturesque village dotted with traditional round huts bow their heads and lower their voices when they speak of the anti-apartheid hero who has "returned to his ancestors".

Here there has been no explosion of public emotion as seen in Johannesburg, no singing to celebrate Mandela's 95 years, no all-night vigils.

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