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In Pictures: Canadian delegation attends Mandela memorial

The long list of VIPs, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and including former PMs and governors-general, current premiers, MPs and other notables, is probably the most extensive high-level Canadian delegation ever to travel to a foreign memorial.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks out over the stadium from his seat during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela Tuesday December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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A woman blows a kiss to a portrait of Nelson Mandela during a memorial service Tuesday December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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A man looks out from under his umbrella during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela Tuesday December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Approximately 50mm of rain was expected to fall during the day.

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Former prime minister Jean Chrétien walks past former prime minister Brian Mulroney in the box for the Canadian delegation at the memorial for Nelson Mandela Tuesday December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Men and women dance in the hallways at the stadium where the memorial to Nelson Mandela was being held Tuesday December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Women sing in the audience during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela Tuesday December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, follows Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron as they leave the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

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Members of the Canadian delegation sit in a box next to a giant television screen showing the image of Nelson Mandela during a memorial service Tuesday December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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