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South Africans of all races and religions united in an outpouring of prayer and song for their beloved Nelson Mandela on Sunday, hearing calls to keep his dream of a Rainbow Nation alive. In a statement Mandela's family implored this still deeply scarred nation, and people beyond its shores, to "keep his dream alive." From a Methodist Church in Johannesburg, President Jacob Zuma echoed that sentiment in an impassioned plea. "He preached and practised reconciliation, to make those who had been fighting forgive one another and become one nation," Zuma told a mixed race congregation of more than 1,000 worshippers.
By Alissa de Carbonnel and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia. The gesture rejecting Moscow's historic influence over Ukraine came after opposition leaders told hundreds of thousands of demonstrators on Kiev's Independence Square to keep up pressure on Yanukovich to sack his government.