1000 join tribute vigil for Mandela

Up to 1000 people gathered in Glasgow in Nelson Mandela Place to sing, talk about and commemorate the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Just hours after news of Mr Mandela's death broke, the city began to formulate a tribute to the 95-year-old.

Flowers, banners, flags and posters were waved at a vigil as politicians and the public paid tribute to him.

Glasgow was the first city in the world to honour Mr Mandela with a Freedom Of The City award in 1981 and he came to collect it in 1993.

Tributes poured in from around the world to mark the life of the man who united his country after working for peace.

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