12/06/2013 02:49 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

This Powerful Nelson Mandela Photo Is A Reminder To Keep The Faith

As the world mourns the loss of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, there is one photo that embodies hope and promise for the future.

In this Associated Press picture from July, a young boy honors Mandela in front of a placard in Pretoria, South Africa. The boy, part of Maitibolo Cultural Dance Troupe, came to perform for Mandela's supporters who visited him after he was admitted to the hospital for a recurring lung infection.


In the wake of Mandela's death Thursday, President Obama said: "We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again."

But this photo has us looking forward.


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