12/05/2013 08:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Single Word Captures How The World Feels About Nelson Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's death Thursday was met by expressions of sorrow and love for the loss of a man widely respected around the globe. As U.S. President Barack Obama said, "We've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with."

Robert Rosenheck took a photo of Mandela in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1994. This simple image captures quite eloquently how much of the world feels about him:

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