Ahead of the "Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens":https://www.facebook.com/NMBSA7s rugby tournament in Port Elizabeth on December 7, the staff at the team hotel sang South Africa's national anthem to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, who had just passed away. Rugby teams staying at the hotel stood in respect during their breakfast.
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Protesters in Kiev toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin on December 8 following a large opposition demonstration in Independence Square. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out on Kiev’s Independence Square on December 8 for a protest in favor of closer ties with the European Union. This video shows the moment the statue is brought down by protesters.
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