Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 95, had many friends from all over the world.
Take a look at images of the famous faces who called the former South African leader a friend.
Both the President and Michelle Obama were friends of Mandela's. Here, Michelle (pictured with Sello Hatang of the Nelson Mandela Foundation) is speaking during a visit to Johannesburg in 2011.
Mandela with Will Smith in 2004.
Mandela with Stevie Wonder in 1998.
Mandela with the late Michael Jackson in 1999.
Mandela with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2001.
Mandela with Fidel Castro in 2008.
Mandela with Whitney Houston in 1994.
Mandela with Diana Ross in 1998.
Mandela with U2's Bono in 2002.
Mandela with David Beckham in 2003.
Mandela with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton in 1997.
Mandela with the late Princess Diana in 1997.
Mandela with Queen Elizabeth II in 1996.
Mandela with Naomi Campbell in 2001.
Click here to see Nelson Mandela through the years.
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