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Mourners sing and dance outside Nelson Mandela's old house in Johannesburg. In Pakistan, children gather around his portrait holding candles. Well-wishers leave flowers outside South African embassies in Beijing and New York.
The fate of some 40 stranded whales off Florida was unclear Friday, with officials saying they had lost track of two dozen but were hopeful these had swum to safety. Twenty-four of the mammals were unaccounted for, Blair Mase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told reporters, calling the development "encouraging." Eleven of the pilot whales have died since the mysterious mass stranding in a remote area off the US state's Everglades National Park was first reported on Tuesday, with rescuers racing against time to save the rest.