The world pays tribute to Mandela

As South Africans come to terms with the loss of former president Nelson Mandela, the rest of the world bids farewell to Madiba.

An image of Nelson Mandela is projected on the façade of Paris town hall on December 6. (Charles Platiau, Reuters)
FC Porto and SC Braga football players observe a minute of silence in honour of Madiba prior to the Portuguese league football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, on December 7. (Francisco Leong, AFP)
Mourners place tributes at a statue of Madiba outside the South African embassy in Washington, DC, on December 6. (Pete Marovich, AFP)
Children hold candles and portraits of Mandela during a prayer ceremony at a school in the Indian city of Ahmedabad on December 6. (Amit Dave, Reuters)
A portrait of Mandela outside the South African embassy in Beijing on December 6. (Wang Zhao, AFP)
A Palestinian protestor holds a portrait of Mandela as he stands in front of Israeli soldiers during clashes between youths and the army following a weekly protest against Israeli occupation in the West Bank village of Bilin on December 6. (Abbas Momani, AFP)
Mourners light candles in memory of Mandela during a vigil in Gaza City on December 8. (Mahmud Hams, AFP)
Demonstrators in Paris hold up placards saying 'Thank you Nelson Mandela' during a march marking the 30th anniversary of the March for Equality and Against Racism, an anti-racist march that first took place in 1983. (Martin Burea, AFP)
Tributes and flowers are laid at the base of a statue of Mandela at Parliament Square in central London on December 8. (Carl court, AFP)
A moment of silence is observed before the fight between Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi for the NABF welterweight title at Barclays Centre on December 7 in New York. (Al Bello, AFP)
Pakistani children during a memorial tribute to Mandela in Karachi on December 6. (Rizwan Tabassum, AFP)
Members of the household cavalry ride down the Mall as the Union flag flies at half-mast in a mark of respect following the death of Mandela, at Buckingham Palace in London on December 6. (Toby Melville, Reuters)
The Empire State Building is lit in the colours of the South African flag on December 7. (Brigitte Dusseau, AFP)
European flags fly at half-mast at the Berlaymont European Union Commission building in Brussels on December 6. (Georges Gobet, AFP)
Mandela is honoured at the Grammy nominations concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on December 6. (Robyn Beck, AFP)
The United States flag flies at half-mast over the White House in Washington, DC, on December 6. (Saul Loeb, AFP)
Students lay flowers at a statue of Mandela at the Mandela Square in The Hague on December 6. (Evert-Jan Daniels, AFP)
The Apollo Theatre's marquee displays a memoriam to Mandela in Harlem, New York, on December 6. (Carlo Allegri, Reuters)