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OBAMA DEEPLY HUMBLED BY NELSON MANDELA PRISON VISIT

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama said he was "deeply humbled" by a visit to the Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela spent some of his darkest days in jail.
"On behalf of our family we're deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage faced down injustice and refused to yield," Mr Obama wrote in a message in the visitors book co-signed by his wife Michelle.
"The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit."
Paying homage to the 94-year-old, who is critically ill in hospital, Mr Obama stared into the stark cell where Mandela spent two thirds of his 27 years in jail, now preserved as a searing tribute to the sacrifice and unbreakable strength of the anti-apartheid leader.
Mr Obama, in a blue wind breaker and slacks and sunglasses, walked with his wife Michelle and two daughters into the bleak lime quarry where 34 anti-apartheid leaders -- including Mandela -- endured hours of backbreaking work.

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