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Books Of Condolences For Mandela At South African Embassy, Smithsonian

The statue of Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, D.C. is the site of a makeshift memorial for the leader.
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The statue of Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Washington, D.C. is the site of a makeshift memorial for the leader.

In the wake of Nelson Mandela's passing on Thursday, books of condolences are being placed at two sites in Washington, where the public is encouraged to leave messages for the legendary South African leader.

One book will be located at the South African Embassy, 3051 Massachusetts Ave. NW, and will be open daily for signing from today through Tuesday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 7 and 8 p.m. The embassy, which is currently undergoing renovations, is the site of a statue of Mandela that was unveiled in September.

Another book will be placed at the National Museum of African Art, and will be on display during regular visiting hours for a week starting today. The museum says visitors may also post messages on the museum's website or its Facebook page.

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