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Mandela doctors "satisfied" with his recovery

Former South African president Nelson Mandela looks on as he celebrates his birthday at his house in Qunu, Eastern Cape July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Former South African president Nelson Mandela looks on as he celebrates his birthday at his house in Qunu, Eastern Cape July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Former South African president Nelson Mandela looks on as he celebrates his birthday at his house in Qunu, Eastern Cape July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Sarah Kunene, 84, walks past murals of (L-R) the late African National Congress (ANC) President Oliver Tambo, the late South African anti-apartheid activist and member of ANC Walter Sisulu and former South African president Nelson Mandela, at a house shop in Soweto December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Sarah Kunene, 84, walks past murals of (L-R) the late African National Congress (ANC) President Oliver Tambo, the late South African anti-apartheid activist and member of ANC Walter Sisulu and former South African president Nelson Mandela, at a house...more

Sarah Kunene, 84, walks past murals of (L-R) the late African National Congress (ANC) President Oliver Tambo, the late South African anti-apartheid activist and member of ANC Walter Sisulu and former South African president Nelson Mandela, at a house shop in Soweto December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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